Review: Walking the Hexagon – Terry Cudbird

In my last post I mentioned three books about men on extended walks.  This time, rather than fiction, I am writing about a real-life walk, during which Terry Cudbird retired from work and decided to walk the coast of France, an epic journey by anyone’s standards.

Just before his retirement, Terry was on holiday with [...]

Review: Best Foot Forward, a 500-mile walk through hidden France – Susie Kelly

I enjoy reading about the adventures of lone travellers, particularly when they are travelling under their own steam.  In the middle of winter, its particularly good to read of someone setting off on a spring morning to see where their journey is going to take them.

I’ve already reviewed Susie Kelly’s book The Valley [...]

Review: The Lost Art of Walking – Geoff Nicholson

I’ve been away from A Common Reader for a week or so and while I’ve not been writing, I’ve had the chance to read two or three books which are definitely worth writing about.

Geoff Nicholson is best known as a writer of fiction who occasionally forays into writing non-fiction books about subjects which interest [...]