In the run up to the announcement of this year’s Wainwright Prize winner, we’re sharing extracts from each of the shortlisted books – here’s the last of our extracts Running Free: A Runner’s Journey Back to Nature, by Richard Askwith. Continue reading
The shortlist for this year’s Wainwright Prize has been announced – will Helen Macdonald’s H is for Hawk swoop to conquer once again?
It was slightly crazy to drive across the north of Italy from our Tuscan beach in the west to a wedding party in Trieste in the east on the Saturday of Ferragosto. This day, on the closest Saturday to the 15th of August, all of Italy seems to be on the move. There are festivities everywhere and anyone who has not yet gone on holiday goes. Everyone takes a trip. The fact that lorries are banned from the roads on this day should have provided a clue for us. But however much we wanted to get to the wedding we also wanted to stay on our beach for as long as possible. Continue reading
The first in a series of guest posts from Ania and Jon at the Hitch-Hikers Handbook on their latest adventures… First off, how do you get by in Turkey on only a fiver a day? Continue reading
After leaving Kingston upon Hull we realised it was still too early to head straight back to London. A quick scan of the map revealed that we were only about 55 miles from the ruins of Rievaulx Abbey in North York Moors National Park so we decided to head there. Continue reading