‘A book to start your heart and feet beating for the road’
With its stories of strolling, poems about pavement-pounding and wonderings on wandering, this is the indispensable collection for the flâneur and the rambler – and everyone in between.
Take a turn with Jane Austen, stride side by side with Colm Tóibín, let restless William Wordsworth lead you through brook and road before a detour with Stella Gibbons to the park.Whether mountaineering with Mark Twain or visiting Oxford Street with Julian Barnes – be sure to take this anthology with you on your ambulations.
With a new foreword by Robert Macfarlane.
Previously published with the title The Vintage Book of Walking
Duncan Minshull's While Wandering: A Walking Companion, is a classic: an anthology of stories, poems and pieces by writers as diverse as Jane Austen and Colm Toibin, describing every kind of walking and the effects it has
The very excellence of this rich anthology makes it self-destructive. Once you start reading it, you want to throw it down and go walking