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Where the wild winds are: walking Europe's winds from the Pennines to Provence

Where the wild winds are: walking Europe's winds from the Pennines to Provence

Hunt, Nick, author

As a six-year-old child, Nick Hunt was almost carried away in a gust from the Great Storm of 1987. Almost thirty years later he set off in search of the legendary winds of Europe; from the Helm, to the Bora, the Foehn and the Mistral. 'Where the Wild Winds Are' is Nick Hunt's story of following the wind from the fells of Cumbria to the Alps, the Rhone to the Adriatic coast, to explore how these unseen powers affect the countries and cultures of Europe, and to map a new type of journey across the continent

Hardback, Book. English.
Published London: Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 2017
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Statement of responsibility: Nick Hunt
ISBN: 1857886569, 9781857886566
Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Physical Description: 258 pages : maps (black and white) ; 23 cm
Subject: Hunt, Nick Travel Europe.; Europe Description and travel.; Winds Europe.; Travel and Tourism.; Winds Social aspects.

Author note

Nick Hunt has walked and written across much of Europe. His articles have appeared in
the Economist, the Guardian and other publications, and he also works as a storyteller
and co-editor for the Dark Mountain Project.

His first book Walking the Woods and the Water (Nicholas Brealey, 2014) was a finalist for the Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year. He currently lives in Bristol.

Reviews

Praise for Nick Hunt
-||A glorious book, rich with insight and wit, about walking his way both across and into contemporary Europe. A book about gifts, modernity, endurance and landscape, it represents a fine addition to the literature of the leg.||Illuminating
Wall Street Journal||This moving and profoundly honest book sometimes brings a sense of unlimited freedom, sometimes joy, sometimes an extraordinary, dream-like dislocation: always accompanied by a dazzling sharpness of hearing and vision.||Hunt's narrative mixes description elegantly with reportage
New Statesman||A good old-fashioned adventure
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