The small-person story of migration: review of ‘Solito’

On the march with Garibaldi: review of ‘The Hero’s Way’

‘A fresh dawn of a new wild’: review of ‘Islands of Abandonment’

Flowing free of the fences: review of ‘To The Lake’

Travelling to the end-times: review of ‘Notes from an Apocalypse’

I never knew that about the North East: review of ‘The Northumbrians’

Sailing, phantoms and fairies: review of ‘The Summer Isles’

Spartan places, elaborate notes: review of ‘Outpost’

Nature, muck and brass: review of ‘Harvest’

Life at the sharp end: review of ‘The Last Whalers’

Here there be marvels: review of ‘The Sea Journal’

Where every journey starts with a prayer: review of ‘A Savage Dreamland’

Wisdom-keeper turns wisdom-sharer: review of ‘Horizon’







Dark places and deep time: interview with Robert Macfarlane

Lives of privilege — but also of impermanence: review of ‘Out of Egypt’

What lies beneath: review of ‘Underground’ 

Enfolded in a family of the rails: review of ‘Around the World in 80 Trains’

On the road with an unbelieving pilgrim: review of ‘The Crossway’

Not quite swept along: review of ‘The Rhine’

When heroes fought the elements, not the enemy: review of ‘Erebus: The Story of a Ship’

The riddle of the sands: review of ‘The Immeasurable World’

Following the fish: review of ‘Kings of the Yukon’

Turning rupture into rapture: review of ‘Skybound’







Bury my heart in Austin: review of ‘God Save Texas’

Getting a lift from the land: review of ‘Ground Work’

Neither Scotland nor England: review of ‘The Debatable Land’

Flight into history that’s slow to take off: review of ‘Beneath Another Sky’

A far-from-lean tour of Japan: review of ‘The Meaning of Rice’

Round the islands after Monty: review of ‘Islander’

An invigorating blast of a book: review of ‘Where the Wild Winds Are’

Reflections of a quiet rebel: review of ‘Travelling Light’

Border-crossing bard: review of ‘The Promised Land: Poems from Itinerant Life’

Not quite a beast of burden: review of ‘One Man and a Mule’

In search of heaven: review of ‘The Souls of China’

A taste of the country: reviews of new food-and-travel books

Night track to nostalgia: review of ‘Night Trains’

Fences on the ground and in the head: review of ‘Border’

A place in between: review of ‘The Rule of the Land’

A not-so-fading genre: review of ‘Ariel: A Literary Life of Jan Morris’

In a damp Atlantic archipelago: review of ‘Love of Country: A Hebridean Journey







First impressions of the world’s wonders: review of ‘Explorers’ Sketchbooks’

Reports from a citizen of the world: review of ‘Far & Away’

A street that stands for China: review of ‘Street of Eternal Happiness’

A capital piece of reportage: review of ‘This Is London’

Latin America in a rush: review of ‘How to Travel Without Seeing’






Poacher turned preacher
: review of ‘Poacher’s Pilgrimage’

To Australia — shouldering guilt: review of ‘Thicker Than Water’

Diversions that delight: review of ‘The Art of Flight’

Picking a path through life: review of ‘On Trails’

Wild about Australia: review of ‘Island Home’

Dyer and the Northern Dark: review of ‘White Sands: Experiences from the Outside World’

The sublime, the picturesque — and the fascist: review of ‘Landskipping’

Bryson’s splendid harrumphs: review of ‘The Road to Little Dribbling’

Turning southern heads towards the north: review of ‘Sixty Degrees North’

Birds, Wales and Israel: review of ‘Losing Israel’

Ride, swim, fly, run — and write: reviews of ‘Cyclogeography’, ‘Downstream’, ‘Skyfaring’ and ‘The Way of the Runner’

Landscape and language: Interview with Robert Macfarlane







Israel, Palestine and a life on the road: Interview with Dervla Murphy

American road, English reserve: review of ‘Slow Road to Brownsville’

Searching for the Russian soul: review of ‘A Journey into Russia’

On the margins of modern-day China: Interview with David Eimer, author of ‘The Emperor Far Away’

A story about cheese – and storytelling: review of ‘The Telling Room’

Train to a new life  – or to death: review of ‘The Beast’

Strange things happen at sea: review of ‘Deep Sea and Foreign Going’

Late but still lyrical: review of ‘Train Songs’