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
Thank you very much for having me to the festival and making me feel so welcome.
The festival was well organised, we enjoyed the talks we attended and very much hope to attend next year.
Thank you for organising the Dorchester Literary Festival. It was our first year...and will certainly attend again. We particularly enjoyed Victoria Hislop (with a good interviewer), Kate Adie and Dr Julia Shaw on Memory - excellent presentation and interesting subject.
Very well organised, excellent variety in terms of author and presentation. Favourite was Tony Robinson, but I also really enjoyed Julia Shaw (memory very thought provoking), Richard Dannatt (good solid start to festival) JOHN Wright (local and good humour) Alison Weir (such research and knowledge) and Victoria Hislop (novel in a different style).
It is excellent that Dorchester is now on the literary map
Congratulations to the whole Lit Fest team. I am glad it has been such a well-deserved success! The huge effort put into it is very clear to see, it is great when that is acknowledged and rewarded! We have been very happy to host the event -we are all very proud to be involved with the Lit Fest...