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Olivia Laing

3.61 of 5 Votes: 2
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To the River: A Journey Beneath the Surface (2011)
3.77 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: Olivia Laing writes beautifully about a short 42 mile walk she took over a week from the source of the Ouse River in Sussex, England to the sea. As she walks, she tells of her walk but also ponders the human and natural history of the location. In addition, she brings in a rich l...
The Trip to Echo Spring (2013)
3.58 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: I love the structure of this book. Laing weaves each writer's story in and out of every chapter with the exception of Raymond Carver who gets the end all to himself and is only mentioned briefly at the beginning in reference to his relationship with John Cheever. By setting up th...
Naar de rivier (2011)
3.77 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: Not a straightforward walking book, but a literary meditation on landscape, nature, water, and the different characters who've lived along the short course of the River Ouse in Sussex. The book mixes reflections on Virginia Woolf and Kenneth Grahame, with geology, hydrology, pala...
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