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  • Published: 11 July 2013
  • ISBN: 9780141030586
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 448
  • RRP: $24.99

The Old Ways

A Journey on Foot




The Top Ten bestselling book from one of Britain's finest nature writers - about paths, landscape and the human heart

Following the tracks, holloways, drove-roads and sea paths that form part of a vast ancient network of routes criss-crossing the British Isles, Robert Macfarlane discovers a lost Britain - a landscape of the feet and the mind, of pilgrimage and ritual, of stories and ghosts; above all, the places and journeys which inspire and live inside our imaginations.

  • Published: 11 July 2013
  • ISBN: 9780141030586
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 448
  • RRP: $24.99

About the author

Robert Macfarlane

Robert Macfarlane is the author of Mountains of the Mind, The Wild Places, The Old Ways, Landmarks, and The Lost Words, co-created with Jackie Morris.Mountains of the Mind won the Guardian First Book Award and the Somerset Maugham Award and The Wild Places won the Boardman-Tasker Award. Both books have been adapted for television by the BBC. The Lost Words won the Books Are My Bag Beautiful Book Award and the Hay Festival Book of the Year. He is a Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, and writes on environmentalism, literature and travel for publications including the Guardian, the Sunday Times and The New York Times.

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