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Landlines: The No 1 Sunday Times bestseller about a thousand-mile journey across Britain from the author of The Salt Path (Raynor Winn, 3)

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The text is also an engaging travelogue and a powerful evocation of place and personality, rugged landscapes and distinctive cultures. This book is between 3-4 stars, and perhaps I'll change the rating one day, but for now, it sits at around 3. Giet daar nog het sausje van empathische en beschrijvende schrijfstijl van Winn overheen en je bekomt een prachtig geheel. Water permeates the pages – but it is punctuated by bursts of dazzling light that are a special property of both our beloved rainy isle and of Winn’s writing. Perhaps when you are at your low points, and feel there’s nothing to lose, you can find the inner strength to do something that might - by any stretch of the imagination - seem crazy.

All of which both Raynor and Moth pledge themselves to, utterly, with their own brand of resilience and good humour, and by choosing to walk from Scotland back to their home in Cornwall. Wahrscheinlich ist es nicht mal Absicht, aber dieses Buch verweigert sich praktisch allem, was das "Ich war draußen und erzähle davon"-Genre sonst macht, und das fand ich gut. She does this throughout and I find it hypocritical and exactly the attitude I dislike- humans have to do something to reduce their environmental impact. another wondrous book, full of compassion, humour, insights, closeness to nature and true, bloody-minded grit. Das eng gedrängte Übernachten in Hütten ist während einer Pandemie nicht zu empfehlen, so dass das Paar meist im Zelt übernachtete – und prompt auf Ressentiments gegenüber Menschen „mit großen Rucksäcken“ stieß, die sie an ihre Obdachlosigkeit erinnerten.It's clear the couple care greatly for the natural world, and for people's right to spend time in nature. The obstacles were many: Moth stumbles up mountains, falls and bashes his head on a river rock, and endures severe foot pain. Auf ihrer ersten Etappe Sheigra - Fort William muss die nicht kartierte Route jedoch ständig dem Wetter und den Bodenverhältnissen angepasst werden, Flüsse sind zu durchqueren, von Mückenschwärmen noch nicht zu reden.

Embarking on a journey across the Cape Wrath Trail, over 200 miles of gruelling terrain through Scotland's remotest mountains and lochs, Raynor and Moth look to an uncertain future. But it is also about hope and there are also many moments of humour that pop up, little lamps of laughter brightening a bleak path. In her signature Atmospheric prose, Raynor Winn takes readers on a walk that holds immense meaning and hope for her and Moth.

Een aantal elementen werden vaak herhaald (Ray’s schuldgevoel, Moths langzame herstel, het thee drinken, tóch als maar verder lopen), waardoor het soms wat voorspelbaar werd.

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