Six Books About Walking

Here's our selection of books that consider walking, that take us on walks, or that generally amble around the subject.

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The Rings of Saturn

W. G. Sebald, translated by Michael Hulse

From the publisher:

The result is a rich meditation on the past via a melancholy trip along the Suffolk coast, and an intricately patterned and haunting book on the transience of all things ...


The Songlines

Bruce Chatwin

From the publisher:

Bruce Chatwin provides a fascinating background to indigenous Australian life. The songlines are the invisible pathways that criss-cross Australia, tracks connecting ...


Wanderlust: A History of Walking

Rebecca Solnit

From the publisher:

Arguing that walking as history means walking for pleasure, for political, aesthetic, and social meaning, this book homes in on the walkers whose everyday acts have shaped ...


Palestinian Walks: Notes on a Vanishing Landscape

Raja Shehadeh

From the publisher:

When the author first started hill walking in Palestine, in the late 1970s, he was not aware that he was travelling through a vanishing landscape. Recording how the land felt ...