Writers choosing writers
What happens when you ask a handful of writers to name their favorite book of 2012, and then the authors of those books pick their favorites? The unexpected. Follow the trail for a wonderful daisy-chain of eclectic reading recommendations to last through next year.
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TRAIL 5( Graham Barclay / For the Times, Viking / Penguin Books )
The Old Ways
Macfarlane has walked a thousand miles or more along ancient tracks and pathways in Britain and elsewhere, by day and by night, alone and in company, in every kind of weather, shod and barefoot. He writes beautifully, he communicates what he knows (and he knows a great deal) and what he feels with immense grace and skill, and he tells one of the best ghost stories I've read for a long time. A truly marvellous book.