The Worrier’s Guide to the End of the World: Love, Loss, and Other Catastrophes through Italy, India, and Beyond

Amy Aed discovers that she enjoys the philosophical moments of this travel title as much as its brutal honesty towards travel companions, its humour and its informal voice

PUBLISHED ON: 27/01/21

CATEGORY: Reviews

Torre DeRoche is one of the most immersive, enigmatic travel writers in the industry, blessed with an easy, relaxed form of prose. The Worrier’s Guide …

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Land of the Dawn-lit Mountains: A Journey across Arunachal Pradesh, India’s Forgotten Frontier

Amy Aed enjoys travel writing that restores human values, and discovers a remote state in north-eastern India

PUBLISHED ON: 27/01/21

CATEGORY: Reviews

Not only was Land of the Dawn-lit Mountains shortlisted for the 2018 Edward Stanford Travel Writing Award, but it has also been given high praise by o …

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From Love Bugs to Period Taboos: Kendal Mountain Festival 2

Amy Aed’s second report from the festival’s varied fare, from veteran married entomoligists on film, UK period poverty and Nepalise menstrual taboos, cooped-up British children and feminist adventurers

PUBLISHED ON: 08/12/20

CATEGORY: Adventure, Blog

The Kendal Mountain Festival showcases some of the most influential explorers, books, and films in the industry. One of the many documentary features …

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Tough Women: Kendal Mountain Festival

Amy And delights in an event and book which readdresses the toxic male image problem of travel, exploration and adventure writing

PUBLISHED ON: 25/11/20

CATEGORY: Blog, Travel

The Kendal Mountain Festival is on now and on demand until 31 December 2020. Tickets from £5.50, with some free events.  On Friday 20 November at the …

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Expeditions Unpacked: What the Great Explorers took into the Unknown

From parrots to monkeys to gigantic boxes of British tea, Amy Aed is fascinated to read what was packed for world-changing adventures

PUBLISHED ON: 30/10/20

CATEGORY: Reviews

The concept behind Ed Stafford’s Expeditions Unpacked: What the Great Explorers took into the Unknown is quite simple: what did the world’s best explo …

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An Interview With Helen Mort

Suzannah V Evans talks to the poet Helen Mort about female mountaineers, storytelling through place, and going to Switzerland clad in a crinoline

PUBLISHED ON: 11/02/20

CATEGORY: Interview

The poet Helen Mort was born in Sheffield. Her first collection Division Street (Chatto & Windus, 2013) won the Fenton Aldeburgh Prize. Her second …

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Author interview video, Ursula Martin, author of One Woman Walks Wales.

Author interview video, Ursula Martin, author of One Woman Walks Wales.

PUBLISHED ON: 28/02/18

CATEGORY: Interview video

Author interview video, Ursula Martin, author of One Woman Walks Wales. One Woman Walks Wales published by Honno Press. Research, script & present …

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Better Houses

C M Buckland

PUBLISHED ON: 27/02/18

CATEGORY: Reviews

Susie Wild’s first collection of poetry is, for me, well suited to modern, quick-fire reading habits. Largely composed of shorter poems, Better Houses …

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Table Talk: A Moveable Feast

Nathan Munday

PUBLISHED ON: 12/10/17

CATEGORY: Travel

I was in the south of France recently and visited the chateau at Pau where Henri IV was born. They supposedly used a tortoise shell as his cradle and …

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Adventures with the Wife in Space: New Welsh Writing Awards & Readers’ Poll 2018: AU Prize for an Essay Collection

PUBLISHED ON: 02/10/17

CATEGORY: New Welsh Writing Awards

Adventures with the Wife in Space: New Welsh Writing Awards & Readers’ Poll 2018: AU Prize for an Essay Collection from New Welsh Review on Vimeo. …

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