Bruce Chatwin


(Wendy Wise) #1

If you’ve never read Bruce Chatwin you haven’t lived, he was a brilliant travel writer and I see that his letters have just been published. http://l.wbx.me/l/?instId=15a56a23-6e94-427b-ad03-c6c4432b689f&token=405d7351d71cd15a28969431f57c5f3d7b6d124f0000012adbdac4cf&u=http://feeds.guardian.co.uk/~r/theguardian/books/rss/~3/fxTcwUsbUQ0/bruce-chatwin-letters-nicholas-shakespeare I’m reading “In Patgonia” at the moment, his writing is so vivid it conjures up a travel video in your mind. Amongst other adventures, he goes on the trail of butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, meets the descendants of Welsh settlers…utterly fascinating.


(Wendy Wise) #2

Thanks Chrissie, I’ll add it to my “to read” list. By the way do you have any thoughts about our book chain idea? For example, I’ve read a book and am happy to pass it on, so I post a review on SFN and I send the book to the first person to express an interest in it.

If you saw the conversation I had with Catharine, we were wondering what sort of guidelines we needed apart from a commitment to pass on books to others…


(Chrissie Ott) #3

Half and half.
Wiki describes it well: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Songlines
I must dig it out and read it again!


(Wendy Wise) #4

Yeah, I haven’t read that one, it’s a novel isn’t it? So sad he died so young.


(Chrissie Ott) #5

The Songlines has long been one of my favourite books. I must check out some of his others!