a travel log
From France to Scotland by sea.
The Reading List.
Books, relevant to this trip or not, recommended by friends and family to take with me.
- Passage to Juneau by Jonathan Raban (recommended by Dov)
- Philosophical Investigations by Ludwig Wittgenstein (present from Richard)
- Seven Nights by Jorge Luis Borges (present from Doug Ross)
- River-Horse by William Heat-Moon (present from Susie Carey)
- Des bateaux et des hommes L'aventure de la voile francaise de 1950 à 2000, by Jean-Michel Barrault (present from my dad)
- La sagesse de la mer Du cap de la Colere au Bout du monde, by Bjorn Larsson (present from my dad)
- L'éternité n'est pas de trop by Francois Cheng (present from my mum)
Poetry (all presents from Youna & John!)
- North by Seamus Heany
- The Simple Truth Philip Levine
- Day by Day Robert Lowell
- When one has lived a long time alone by Galway Kinnell
Some more books I brought
- L'Immortalité by Kundera
- In Search of the Miraculous by P.D. Ouspensky
- The awakening of intelligence by J. Krishnamurti
Finally, important travel guides
- The West Country of England, Michelin "The Green Guide"
- Wales, Michelin "The Green Guide"
- Scotland, Michelin "The Green Guide"
Books purchased along the way
- Half a life and Beyond Belief by V.S. Naipaul. Half a life I really enjoyed. Beyond Belief is non-fiction, and very interesting; reading through it slowly.
- Electrics Afloat!!! Turns out I did much learning reading that
- The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
- Rick Stein's Seafood. Truly amazing cookbook that all those who like fish should own. Amazingly useful book, and for those making a stop in Padstown, Cornwall, you should try one of his restaurants.
- The Constant Gardener by John Le Carré.
© Copyright 2003 Thomas Degremont.
Last update: 3/11/03; 6:11:26 PM.