January 27th 2012
Finding My Place is more than just a guide book to Kent and parts of East Sussex; it is also a companion guide to the places visited on seven marathon walks. It is a celebration of the geography, geology and landscape, the flora and fauna, the history, people and places of this part of southern England.
A 'Kentish Man', the author writes passionately about the area, including his own experiences from childhood, rediscovering the land as he walks, with references to poetry, music, art and literature. This book relates the author's experiences of walking throughout Kent and parts of East Sussex, from the London suburbs to the North Kent and Channel coasts, accompanied by painful feet and many a pint in local pubs on the way.
Spread throughout the book are 85 illustrative plates to supplement the narrative: including route maps, in-depth historical information, points of interest and notable landmarks, countryside regulations and descriptive wildlife profiles, and a selection of the author's own 'place' poems. The text is also accompanied by a generous sprinkling of illustrations depicting some of the author's encounters.
This is a special, different kind of walking book, not only in terms of its scope and detail, but also because of the hundreds of miles walked by the author in 'finding his place'