Notting Hill Editions



“There was nowhere to go but everywhere.” —Jack Kerouac

From Duncan Minshull, the UK’s “laureate of walking,” a collection of more than fifty writings about hiking the globe from contemporary and classic authors such as Mark Twain, William Boyd, Edith Wharton, Helen Garner, Rabindranath Tagore, and many more.

Following on from the success of Beneath My Feet: Writers on Walking and Sauntering: Writers Walk Europe, the UK’s ‘laureate of walking,’ Duncan Minshull, brings together the recorded footfalls of more than fifty walker-writers who have travelled the world’s seven continents. From the 1500s to current times come a memorable band of explorers and adventurers, scientists and missionaries, pleasure-seekers and literary drifters recalling their experiences and asking themselves a compelling question—why travel this way in the first place?

With contributions from Herman Melville, Edith Wharton, Mark Twain, Anthony Trollope, Thomas Jefferson, Charles Darwin, Vernon Lee, Sarah H. Bradford, Rabindranath Tagore, D. H. Lawrence, Isabella Bird, Katherine Mansfield, Rachel Carson, Helen Garner, Jean-Paul Clébert, Colin Thubron, William Boyd, and many more, Globetrotting takes us across the streets of London, Rome, Melbourne, Cairo, Kiev and Kabu; through the frozen wastes of Antarctica; along the pilgrim paths of Japan; into the jungles of Ghana; and around the Great Wall of China.

Author: Duncan Minshull (Edited by), Duncan Minshull (Introduction by).
ISBN: 9781912559459
Hardcover: 176 pages.
Size: 7.5" x 4.8" x 0.7"