Byways, Boots and Blisters: A History of Walkers and Walking

Byways, Boots and Blisters: A History of Walkers and Walking

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"The great affair is to move: to come down off this feather-bed of civilisation, and find the globe granite underfoot," wrote Robert Louis Stevenson. This book celebrates the history of walking for leisure and pleasure. There's no shortage of the famous, and the not so famous, exponents of a good, long walk.: Dr Johnson and his faithful Boswell on their Hebridean jaunt; Johnn Taylor, whose 'Penniless Pilgrimage', a record of his 1618 journey from London to Edinburgh,… (more)

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Book Details  


Publisher: The History Press (November 08, 2011)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 240 pages

File size: 464 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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