Rupert Lewis

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The Baron in the Trees (Harbrace Paperbound Librar&hellip by Italo Calvino
This is my first entry in to Italo Calvino's work (next up is "If on a Winter's Night a Traveller") and I am keen to experience more. The story itself throws you back in to childhood and the thrill of tree climbing but, then takes you on a voyage that is about life and therefore takes you in to places, both comfortable and uncomfortable, of your own existence. Without getting too deep about it all, it is simply a good read, there is a tinge of sadness about the impossibility of life and perhaps, the way we over complicate our own lives (like this review!). However, it is not a "sad" book but, a celebration of the simplicity and passion of good storytelling. Enough said, I sound like a… Read more
The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot by Robert Macfarlane
The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot by Robert Macfarlane
After living away from the UK for the past 20 years, it is books like this that make me homesick ... it was extremely well written and has a glossary of terms at the back for duffers like me! Great read ... read it and then go walking!
Wildwood: A Journey Through Trees by Roger Deakin
I wish I had the eloquence to be able to give this book justice. You are just going to have to read it.

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