The Walkers' Anthology
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The Walkers' Anthology : A Collection of Short Extracts from More Than 50 Literary Figures

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Almost every author who has ever written has had something to say on the subject of walking. In this anthology, Deborah Manley has drawn on the writings of more than 50 literary figures from around the world - Bill Bryson, Agatha Christie, Charles Dickens, Daniel Defoe, Peter Fleming, Rudyard Kipling, Patrick Leigh Fermor, Eric Newby, George Orwell, JB Priestley, Bayard Taylor, Robert Louis Stevenson, HD Thoreau, Colin Thubron and Mark Twain among many others. The book is divided into 10 themed chapters - Setting Out, Through Countryside, Processions and Marches, Pilgrimages and Walking for Work, Walking in Winter, On Hills and Mountains, Walking in Parks and Gardens, Walking by Water, Walking in Towns and Cities and Walking at Night. Brief biographies of all the writers quoted are included plus a complete bibliography for all the books quoted.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 160 pages
  • 122 x 182 x 18mm | 300g
  • Trailblazer Publications
  • Hindhead, Surrey, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1905864523
  • 9781905864522
  • 892,295

About Deborah Manley

Deborah Manley has lived in India, Canada, Austria and Nigeria. She worked as an editor of education books and has compiled anthologies on Malta, the Nile and the Trans-Siberian Railway. She is the co-author of the biography of the early 19th century traveller and diplomat, Henry Salt, and has also written articles for the Guinness Book of Records 1492: The World Five Hundred Years Ago. She now lives in Oxford.show more

Table of contents

INTRODUCTION SETTING OUT Setting out, 1879 ~ Robert Louis Stevenson 9 A Walk in the Woods, 1998 ~ Bill Bryson 10 Mole sets out, 1908 ~ Kenneth Grahame 11 Why are you doing this?, 2010 ~ Colin Thubron 12 Once upon a time, 1920 ~ Flora Thompson 13 Starting from Bradford, 1933 ~ J.B. Priestley 14 Through the forest of Borneo, 1856 ~ Alfred Russel Wallace 15 The old roads of England, 1926 ~ Anthony Collett 16 Robinson Crusoe's island, 1719 ~ Daniel Defoe 17 Walking and its pleasures and ideas, 1850 ~ H.D. Thoreau 18 Walking tours, 1876 ~ Robert Louis Stevenson 19 Up Cameroon Mountain, 1895 ~ Mary Kingsley 20 THROUGH COUNTRYSIDE Escape!, 1899 ~ Osbert Sitwell 21 Glories of the forest, 1863 ~ Henry Walter Bates 22 Through a Chinese landscape, 1850 ~ Robert Fortune 23 Ullswater in Autumn, October ,1769 ~ Thomas Gray 24 Near home, 1820 ~ John Clare 25 In the Rocky Mountains, 1891 ~ Blackwood's Magazine 25 Stormy weather near Landovery, 1862 ~ George Borrow 26 Daffodils, 1807 ~ William Wordsworth 27 At Athos, 1794 ~ J.B.S. Morritt 27 Spring beauty all around, 1930 ~ Winifred Fortescue 28 A Walk-about in Australia, 1925 ~ Philippa Bridges 29 Walking in the desert, 1848 ~ Harriet Martineau 30 Oliver walks to London, 1838 ~ Charles Dickens 31 A hopeful errand, 1891 ~ Thomas Hardy 33 The flowers of Norfolk, 1939 ~ Lilias Rider Haggard 34 Round Dubrovka, 1937 ~ J.B. Priestley 35 To a secret and lovely place, 1938 ~ Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 36 Into pre-history, 1850 ~ Bayard Taylor 37 Green-tinted in the Black Forest, 1880 ~ Mark Twain 38 In the West African forest, 1893 ~ Mary Kingsley 39 To the farm, 1887 ~ Flora Thompson 39 The flowers of the pine forest in the Jura, 1849 ~ John Ruskin 40 The heaths and scents of Suffolk, 1950 ~ William Addison 41 In Cameroun, 1894 ~ Mary Kingsley 42 On Ulinish, 1785 ~ James Boswell 43 A windy day in Easedale, 1801 ~ Dorothy Wordsworth 44 Walking with the Brontes, 1985 ~ Christopher Somerville 45 In the forests with the Assiniboine, 1864 ~ Viscount Milton & Dr Cheadle 46 Walking with history, 1910 ~ E.L. Butcher 47 Asthall and 'Black Stockings', 1906 ~ F.G. Brabant 48 The Duddon Valley, 1910 ~ Karl Baedeker 48 From the Nile in Sudan, 1910 ~ E.S. Stevens 49 To the back pasture, 1898 ~ Rudyard Kipling 50 Visiting Mr Darcy, 1813 ~ Jane Austen 51 PROCESSIONS AND MARCHES Marching past the Sultan, c. 1650 ~ Evliya Celibi 53 The procession at Engelberg, 1825 ~ Dorothy Wordsworth 54 Accompanying the Rajah, 1870 ~ The Ranee Margaret of Sarawak 55 In Baden-Baden, 1880 ~ Mark Twain 56 Preparing for the Coronation Procession, 1952 ~ 'Amelia' 57 The Lord Mayor's Show, 1662 ~ William Schellinks 58 The Lord Mayor's Show, 1930 ~ Chiang Yee 59 Beating the Bounds, 1939 ~ H.V. Morton 59 Wonderland, 1865 ~ Lewis Carroll 60 Procession in Marseilles, 1850 ~ W.H. Bartlett 61 Ants marching in the Amazon Forest, 1863 ~ Henry Walter Bates 63 PILGRIMAGES AND WALKING FOR WORK First days in Jerusalem, 1855 ~ Adam Steinmetz Kennard 64 Pilgrims met en route, 1794 ~ J.B.S. Morritt 65 Towards Santiago, 1843 & 2007 ~ Guy Arnold & George Borrow 66 A spectral cavalcade, 1864 ~ Viscount Milton & Dr Cheadle 67 Through New Zealand, 1773 ~ Captain James Cook 68 A pilgrimage in Moscow, 1938 ~ Peter Francis 69 Marching with banners, 1860 ~ Bayard Taylor 70 Tread mills, 1827 ~ The Table Book 71 Through Spanish fields, 1937 ~ George Orwell 71 WALKING IN WINTER South up the Rhine - to the Danube, 1970 ~ Patrick Leigh Fermor 73 January 7th, 1773 ~ Gilbert White 74 Marching through the Antarctic, 1914 ~ Ernest Shackleton 75 Winter walk on Port Meadow, 1942 ~ Chiang Yee 75 Animals in the snow, 1888 ~ C.J. Cornish 77 Erzurum in the Armenian winter, 1854 ~ Robert Curzon 78 Bad weather in May, 1827 ~ Dorothy Wordsworth 78 The end of the year, 1939 ~ Lilias Rider Haggard 79 ON HILLS AND MOUNTAINS Meeting Thesiger in Afghanistan, 1958 ~ Eric Newby 80 Starting out on an Alpine day, 1880 ~ Mark Twain 82 Climbing at Cortina, 1872 ~ Amelia Edwards 83 Towards the Chinese temple, 1932 ~ Ann Bridge 83 The Stones of Palestine, 2000 ~ Raja Shehadeh 84 In a churchyard, 1825 ~ Dorothy Wordsworth 85 At Dendor on the Nile, 1849 ~ Harriet Martineau 86 View from Fort William, 1893 ~ Mary Kingsley 87 Up the valleys, 1845 ~ Bayard Taylor 88 To the top of the hill, Bath, 1942 ~ Lilias Rider Haggard 89 A steep descent, 1872 ~ Amelia Edwards 90 The old corpse road, 1984 ~ Alfred Wainwright 91 We are indeed in Scotland, 1850 ~ Dorothy Wordsworth 91 Over the moors and up the hills, 1933 ~ Constance Sitwell 93 WALKING IN PARKS AND GARDENS Palermo, 1787 ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 94 The Garden of Damascus, 1836 ~ A.W. Kinglake 95 Return to England, 1933 ~ Constance Sitwell 96 Met in the rose gardens of Feddamean, 1912 ~ Lady Evelyn Cobbold 96 A joyous spring day in Richmond Park, 1893 ~ C.J. Cornish 97 Woodstock, 1905 ~ F.G. Brabant 99 Through the Cedars of Lebanon, 1847 ~ Harriet Martineau 100 Colour in the Duke of Lante's garden, 1909 ~ Sir George Sitwell 101 Walking with royalty, May, 1662 ~ William Schellinks 102 Like walking in a garden, 1879 ~ Isabella Bird 102 The garden at Versailles, 1766 ~ Tobias Smollett 103 A garden in Ireland, 1950 ~ Annabel Davis-Goff 104 Through marble passages, 1851 ~ Florence Nightingale 105 Measured for walking, 1870 ~ Amelia Edwards 106 The Almeda, and Santiago di Compostela, 2007 ~ Guy Arnold 107 Near Jaffa, 1884 ~ Annie C. MacLeod 107 The garden at Ashridge, 1933 ~ Constance Sitwell 108 Lines written in Richmond Park, c. 1740 ~ James Thomson 109 WALKING BY WATER By the Thames, April, 1662 ~ William Schellinks 110 Walking and watching, March 9, 1772 ~ Gilbert White 111 Undress, 1860 ~ Bayard Taylor 111 Through Brazil, 1932 ~ Peter Fleming 113 Early morning near Baalbec in Syria, 1856 ~ Reverend W.M. Thomson 113 The Llangollen canal, 1985 ~ Roger W. Squires & Gareth Lovett Jones 114 Bibury, 1904 ~ C.R. Branch 115 Rambling ashore, 1867 ~ Howard Hopley 116 By the Thames, 1938 ~ Chiang Yee 116 A shepherd and his flock, 1856 ~ Reverend W.M. Thomson 117 In Italy, 1949 ~ Osbert Sitwell 118 Around Port Meadow, 2008 ~ Oxford Pedestrians Association 120 The uplands of Hell, 1900 ~ Rudyard Kipling 121 Through Swaledale, 1940 ~ Ward, Lock & Company, Ltd 121 Beside the Nile, 1856 ~ William C. Prime 122 Mountains and sea, 2007 ~ Guy Arnold 124 By the sea shore, 1933 ~ H.V. Morton 125 Along the canal, 1944 ~ Chiang Yee 125 By sea and land, 1837 ~ Lady Jane Franklin 126 Settle towards Stackhouse, 1923 ~ Frederic Riley 127 WALKING IN TOWNS AND CITIES The bazaars of Cairo, 1897 ~ Eustace A. Reynolds-Ball 129 Third Girl, 1966 ~ Agatha Christie 130 In Moscow, 1937 ~ J.B. Priestley 131 To the sacred place - Eyoub, 1921 ~ Pierre Loti 132 Walking in Bath, 1890 ~ Karl Baedeker 134 By the Red Sea, 1909 ~ Arthur E.P. Weigall 134 Along Watling Street, 1971 ~ J.H.B. Peel 135 The sounds and smells of the streets of Cairo, 1920 ~ Rudyard Kipling 136 Some problems, 2004 ~ Charlie Connelly 137 WALKING AT NIGHT The end of the day, 1908 ~ Kenneth Grahame 138 Lost, 1880 ~ Mark Twain 139 Moonlight, 1899 ~ Elizabeth von Arnim 139 Walking with the moon, 1938 ~ Chiang Yee 141 Into an underground wilderness, 1932 ~ H.V. Morton 142 Night and moonlight, 1863 ~ H.D. Thoreau 143 The lamplighter, 1939 ~ H.V. Morton 144 How the night passed, 1902 ~ Hilaire Belloc 144 The desert at night, 1840 ~ W.H. Bartlett 145 In the vicinity of Athens, 1858 ~ Mark Twain 146 On the road to Germany, 1845 ~ Bayard Taylor 147 By moonlight, 1908 ~ Kenneth Grahame 148 Through Rotterdam before dawn, 1950 ~ Patrick Leigh Fermor 149 The walls of Istanbul, 1897 ~ Richard Davey 150 The Walkers 151 Bibliography 156 Index 160show more

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'a good gift for a walking friend.' - Strider 'This delightful pick'n'mix features more giants of literature than you could shake an aluminium pole at.'- Scotland Outdoors, 'a Quality Street box of trekking delights'- Wanderlust 'The perfect gift'- County Life magazines 'Perfect to pop in your rucksack ... or to read in the comfort of a winter armchair.'- The Good Book Guide 'A potential stocking filler for any keen walkers.'- Round and About 'A good Christmas gift'- Cheshire Life 'entertaining compilation'- Walk, Magazine of the Ramblers 'one of the four best new titles'- Conde Nast Traveller 'the perfect companion'- The Lady 'beautifully composed'- The Great Outdoors 'a gem of a book...the ultimate walking companion.'- Country Walkingshow more
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