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.

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Last update: 3/11/03; 6:11:26 PM.

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