LEIGH FORBES: Books of all Sorts

28th October 2016
by Leigh Forbes
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The Road to Little Dribbling: More Notes from a Small Island

by Bill Bryson. Twenty years after Notes from a Small Island, Bill Bryson tours Britain again. With the “Bryson Line” as his guide, the he (roughly) follows his own footsteps, from Bognor Regis on England’s south coast to the very North … Continue reading

4th September 2016
by Leigh Forbes
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Map Addict

by Mike Parker. I should have loved this book, and its early moments of laugh-out-loud recognition certainly boded extremely well. But the author soon began imposing his acerbic opinions – about anything from middle-England Tories to Julie Burchill, via Lewis … Continue reading

27th April 2016
by Leigh Forbes
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Feet in the Clouds: a Tale of Fell-Running and Obsession

by Richard Askwith. Richard Askwith introduces us to not only fell running, but also fell runners, fell races and long-distance challenges, and the remarkable story of fell-running history – all interwoven with details of the contemporary fell-running year as it … Continue reading

19th April 2016
by Leigh Forbes
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At the Loch of the Green Corrie

by Andrew Greig. The most astonishingly thought-provoking narrative, which weaves together a biography of the poet Norman MacCaig, fishing, whisky, wild camping in the north west Highlands of Scotland, geology, and that link between the soul and what it means … Continue reading

21st March 2016
by Leigh Forbes
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Shakespeare

by Bill Bryson. Bryson admits straight away that he’s not a Shakespeare scholar, but he brings to the collective history a wholly objective voice. The one thing he knows about Shakespeare, he says, is that no one knows very much … Continue reading