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The Green Road Into The Trees

WINNER OF THE 2014 THWAITES WAINWRIGHT PRIZE In the past, Hugh Thomson has written acclaimed books about Peru, Mexico and the Indian Himalaya. Now he returns to the most exotic and foreign country of them all his own. Walking right across England, along ancient trackways and green grass roads, Hugh explores the way the country was and the way it is today- the legends, literature and natural world that define us, and the undercurrent of regret running throughout our history; what he calls the unicorn disappearing into the trees . From coast-to-coast and through the heart of the countryside, he shows how older,forgotten cultures like the Celts, Saxons and Vikings lie much closer to the surface than we may think. It is a journey enriched and partly told by the characters he meets along the way. By taking it, Hugh casts unexpected light and humour on the way we live now.
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WINNER OF THE 2014 THWAITES WAINWRIGHT PRIZE Award-winning British travel writer Hugh Thomson explores the most exotic and foreign country of them all - his own.

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Hugh Thomson is the author of five previous travel books, the most recent of which, Tequila Oil- Getting Lost in Mexico, was serialised by BBC Radio 4. He has led many research expeditions to Peru and is a leading explorer of Inca settlements. He has also taken filming expeditions to Mount Kilimanjaro, Bhutan, Afghanistan and the Mexican Sierra Madre. His most recent book, The Green Road into the Trees, won the Thwaites Wainwright Prize for UK Nature and Travel Writing. 'Everywhere Thomson goes, he finds good tales to tell...' New York Times Book Review /i> u>


"He is an illuminating companion...frequently comic, his voice is original and engaging; proof that it is the walker, not the path, that counts." * Independent * "An immensely enjoyable book: curious, articulate, intellectually playful and savagely candid." * The Spectator * "He records more than impressions: there are fascinating excursions into neglected areas of British history, and conversations with hippies, travellers and farmers, which makes Mr Thomson's journey a joy to follow." * Country Life * "Often funny and always enlightening" -- Candida Lycett Green * Countryfile * "I would love to walk with Thomson" -- John Sutherland * Financial Times *

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