OVER THE HILLS AND FAR AWAY

OVER THE HILLS AND FAR AWAY

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From early childhood, when her eccentric mother would take her on trips along her beloved Ridgeway in a horse-drawn cart, Candida Lycett Green has retained a love of travelling at a horse's pace and casting an eye on the beauty of England through the back door. Framed by a recent 150-mile journey through Yorkshire and Northumberland, "Over the Hills and Far Away" also dips back into the journeys by horse Candida has taken at the turning points in her life. From her idyllic childhood in the bohemian Betjeman household, through a charmed youth in the Swinging Sixties, Candida tells a story made all the more poignant by her parents' deaths and her own recent fight with breast cancer.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 126 x 196 x 20mm | 205g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Black Swan
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • maps
  • 0552999830
  • 9780552999830
  • 1,144,661

About Candida Lycett Green

Candida Lycett Green Candida Lycett Green is the daughter of former poet laureate John Betjeman. She is the author of Prince Charles's THE GARDEN AT HIGHGROVE, and other books about the English countryside. A journalist whose career includes regular columns with the Telegraph Magazine, Private Eye and The Oldie, she is also the editor of her father's letters. She lives in Oxfordshire.show more

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"Touching and frequently sublime."show more

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From early childhood, when her inspirational mother would take her on trips along her beloved Ridgeway in a horse-drawn cart, Candida Lycett Green has retained a love of green lanes and tracks and of moving along at a horse's pace. Her insatiable appetite for exploring unknown territory has led her to travel all over England for weeks at a time, and often these journeys have come at important turning points in her life. In August 2000 she sets off on a 200-mile journey through Yorkshire and Northumberland to raise funds for breast cancer after her own recent fight with the disease. As she describes the ride she also dips back into past journeys by horse, her idyllic childhood in the bohemian Betjeman household, a charmed youth in the swinging sixties, her epic overland honeymoon in India, motherhood, and a marriage spanning almost forty years.show more

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