Doubling Back

By Linda Cracknell

Format: Hardback

A beautiful, fascinating and moving memoir where the author retraces ten walks undertaken by others, from the Highlands of Scotland to the Swiss Alps and Kenya.

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Doubling Back is a fascinating and moving account of walking in the footsteps of others. In 1952 Linda Cracknell's father embarked on a hike through the Swiss Alps. Fifty years later Linda retraces that fateful journey, following the trail of the man she barely knew. This collection of walking tales takes its theme from that pilgrimage. The walks trace the contours of history, following writers, relations and retreading ways across mountains, valleys and coasts formerly trodden by drovers, saints and adventurers. Each walk is about the reaffirming of memories, beliefs and emotions, and especially of the connection that one can have with the past through particular places. This book celebrates life, family, friendship and walking through landscapes richly textured with stories. Doubling Back is a masterwork of travel writing in the vein of Robert Macfarlane and Roger Deakin, lyrical, poignant, and with stunning descriptions of the landscapes Linda Cracknell leads us through.

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Format Hardback
Imprint Freight Books
Publication Date 19 May 2014
ISBN 9781908754547
Number of Pages 256

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