Pages: 336
Subject: Nature, History, Literature
Imprint: Oneworld


A Journey Round Britain in the Company of Great Writers

Peter Fiennes

An eye-opening journey into Britain's past and present, through wilderness and along crowded city streets
9781786076298 (5 Sep 2019)
RRP £16.99 / US$27.00

The Book

Every journey has its stories.

Beginning with Enid Blyton and childhood in the Isle of Purbeck, Peter Fiennes embarks on a unique exploration of Britain. He follows in the footsteps of some our greatest writers, tracing the paths recorded in their books, journals and diaries, and looks for the country they knew.

How much has time changed us? And has it been for better, or worse? Are we trapped in the past?

From twelfth-century Wales in the company of the scheming priest Gerald, to the ‘endless process of construction and destruction' Beryl Bainbridge witnessed almost eight hundred years later, Footnotes is a lyrical foray into our past and present, and a mesmerising quest to picture these isles anew.

Additional Information

Subject Nature, History, Literature
Pages 336
Imprint Oneworld


About the Author

Peter Fiennes is the author of Oak and Ash and Thorn, a Best Nature Book of the Year for the Guardian, and To War with God. As the publisher for Time Out he nurtured a lifelong obsession with old guidebooks, creating the award-winning city guides, walking books and titles about Britain's countryside and seaside. He lives in Wandsworth, south-west London.


‘Part travelogue, part biography, part meditation on British identity, Footsteps is altogether delightful, and Fiennes is a wise and genial travelling companion.'

- Gregory Norminton, author of The Devil’s Highway

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