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Diagonal walking : slicing through the heart of England

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Publication Type
General Interest Book
Author
Nick Corble
ISBN
9781789018356
Date Published
2019
Size
19.7 x 13.1 cm
Number of Pages
344 pages
Cost
Purchase Info
https://www.troubador.co.uk/bookshop/sport-hobbies/diagonal-walking/
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The Matador imprint was established in 1999 in response to the increasing number of authors wishing to publish their own books. Part of Troubador Publishing Ltd, Matador offers authors a wide range of services aimed at publishing, marketing and distributing books to a high standard.


Review:

Publisher's website 2020

Like many others, Nick Corble was confused. Unsure of where his country was going, he decided to get engaged rather than enraged. Using only public footpaths, Diagonal Walking traces a walk along a unique line cut at 45 degrees through the very centre of the country. Starting just north of Liverpool and ending on the south coast of Kent, Nick passed through affluence and austerity. Writing with disarming honesty, he chronicles what he discovered, not only about his fellow countrymen, but also about the state of the nation itself as it faced its greatest challenge for generations.

Diagonal Walking is more than simply a long distance walk or another take on Brexit. Determined to reach out to listen to, and learn from, as many voices as possible, Nick planned to involve both the virtual and real world in his trek. As he donned his rucksack for the first time, what he couldn’t have foreseen was that the summer of 2018 would be marked by extremes of both weather and politics unseen for at least forty years.

Funny and insightful, Diagonal Walking packs a punch, providing the reader with plenty of food for thought, and maybe even the incentive to do something similar.


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