Paddling to Jerusalem
An Aquatic Tour of Our Small Country
|Format:||Paperback, 320 pages, New edition Edition|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 04 June 2001|
In this text, David Aaronovitch, the award-winning columnist and broadcaster, canoes round the waterways and canals of England on the eve of the new Millennium. In the last months of the second millennium, a rather large middle-aged man set out on an epic journey to discover England and himself. By canoe. "Paddling to Jerusalem" is the story of where he went, who he met and what he thought. It is a tale of moderate danger, of slow adventure, of big exercise, wet water and bad food. Above all it is a saga about us - all of us. Beginning at Camden Lock in London, the journey winds through old countryside and new towns, past cathedrals and disused wharves, down ancient waterways lined with crumbling factories and newly restored warehouses.
About the Author
David Aaronovitch is a columnist and feature writer on the Independent. He also writes regularly for the Evening Standard and the New Statesman. He presents Channel 4's book programme Booked, has presented Newsnight and has numerous radio and TV appearences to his credit, including sitting in for Jimmy Young on BBC Radio 2.
'Deeply humane and often hilarious' New Statesman 'Aaronovitch is naturally funny companyperceptive and touching' Independent on Sunday 'A witty, compassionate, honest and ultimately optimistic man whose observations on everything are a delight to read' The Oldie 'Aaronovitch approaches each layer of his book with an irresistible simplicity, directness and humour. I doubt there will be a more intelligent or engaging book written about England - hidden or otherwise - for some time to come' Scotsman
|Publisher: ||Fourth Estate Ltd|
|Dimensions: ||19.0 x 13.0 centimeters (0.26 kg)|