A funny and heart-felt memoir from the acclaimed campaigner, publisher and wanderer Alastair Sawday, who has spent his life travelling.
This erudite and charming book contains a multitude of stories, travellers' tales, and adventures from the front line of publishing as well as ruminations on places and experiences.
'The richer our imaginations, the richer our travel experience. We British do things one way and the Spaniards another; there are unlimited ways of doing everthing. Kindness is found in unexpected places, as is eccentricity. Eccentrics are an endangered species and need as much protection as does the house sparrow.'
Travelling Light is a gradual awakening to the fragility of everything we love through contemplative slow journeying. Every visit uncovers difference. Alastair Sawday gives voice to those who have climbed no mountains, discovered no rivers, changed very little, but who yearn to understand the world and its infinite variety.
Wednesday 18th October 11.00am
Absolute pleasure, thanks for such an enjoyable night. I think having Tony Robinson there promoting his autobiography was a great idea...
Going from strength to strength, well done!
I felt truly privileged to be able to enjoy so many events in your excellent programme...quite sumptuous! Had I been able to, I would have booked every event!
I sip my Dorset tea and just wanted to say thanks so much for the invitation to the lit fest - I thoroughly enjoyed it...
I don't think you could improve on the experience! Good luck with your plans for 2017 and I wish you all the very best.
Thank YOU for hosting us so brilliantly on Sunday. Dad and I had a great time and were both really impressed by the very smooth running of your festival. It was a total pleasure being there with you, Helen, and the team. Congrats to all concerned on a job well done. It was fun to be a part of it.