Books and other good things
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Since walking was the subject of yesterday's Cornflower post, how about some books on the subject? In no particular order: As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning , Laurie Lee Wild: A Journey from Lost to Found, Cheryl Strayed (appropriate name ...) A Walk In The Woods , Bill Bryson A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush , Eric Newby A Time of Gifts and Between the Woods and the Water by Patrick Leigh...
On the shortlist for this year's Man Booker Prize are: To Rise Again at a Decent Hour by Joshua Ferris The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler J by Howard Jacobson The Lives of Others by Neel Mukherjee How to be both by Ali Smith Having read only two of the longlisted titles, I'm not in much of a position to comment, but on...
In this recent article the novelist Nick Hornby talks about writing reviews for The Believer, an American magazine which concentrates on books its reviewers like "with a nod to the concept of the inherent Good". His column has enabled Hornby to "become an enthusiast, rather than a stern, difficult-to-please gatekeeper", he says, and so I thought I'd ask you all for recommendations of books about...