In 1935, young English author Laurie Lee arrived in Spain. He had hardly even left the quiet village he grew up in, but he set out to walk through the country, earning money for food by playing his violin; later, he told his story in As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning. For 15 years, Alastair Humphreys dreamed of retracing Lee's footsteps, but could never get past the hurdle of being distinctly unmusical. Risking failure and humiliation, Humphreys finally went anyway, and here he evokes the wonder of Spain and its people, while sharing the lessons he learned along the way.
My Midsummer Morning: Rediscovering a Life of Adventure
Author: Alastair Humphreys.