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.
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…
Half and half.
Wiki describes it well: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Songlines
I must dig it out and read it again!
Yeah, I haven’t read that one, it’s a novel isn’t it? So sad he died so young.
The Songlines has long been one of my favourite books. I must check out some of his others!