I enjoyed reading athis book about the walking travels across France. It is very descriptive of the walk along the way. A person feels like he/she is on the walk. The author's description of the challenges/pleasures of the walk are good. A great, easy read.
It was a nice read, except when the author went off of the topic of their walk and the surroundings. His side topics were boring and a distraction. I found myself skipping over his musings; the history of an area was fine, but I was not interested in what poem he was memorizing during the walk. It was just OK.
I really enjoyed this book. I liked getting to know the author and his wife who took this trek with him. Reading their impressions of the towns and areas where they walked was very interesting. I think the best part was reading about their physical and emotional reactions to the whole trip.
I loved this book. I spent a few wonderful mornings on my porch, with the noise of cicadas in the background, enjoying this book of 'The Walk' from Mediterranean to the Atlantic by an Investment banker (who quits his job) and his wife. Tres charmante. Recommended to all those who love to engage in armchair travel.
I liked this walk-along journey through France, from the Mediterranean Sea to the Atlantic Ocean. Blisters, dogs, and the troubles of finding food and inns - it is all intoxicating to read.
This was a great read. I really enjoyed this book---finished it in two days!
I hated for this book to end!
This is a great read about the author and his wife's walk across the southern loop of France. Very informative, very good writing. This is a good author that will make you feel you are walking along enjoying the scenery/sights of France, the meals and adventures. A book well-worth the time to read.
Interesting tale of how the author left a high-paying stressful job in London to try something "different". At forty five years old and not in the best shape he, along with his French speaking wife set out to walk across France from the Mediterranean to the Atlantic.Their goal is to walk twenty miles a day. It is entertaining as well as uplifting.
At age forty-five, Miles Morland left his high-paying job at the London office of a Wall Street firm and took a leap--actually, a hike--into the unknown. A self-described "middle-aged wreck," Miles set out with his wife, Guislaine, to walk across France, from the Mediterranean to the Atlantic.
Setting for themselves the goal of twenty miles a day, Miles and Guislaine made their way past farmyards and riverbanks, through dusty village squares and ripening vineyards, into ancient walled cities and over sand dunes. And as the hot, dry countryside unfolded slowly before them, the couple looked back with relief--and wonder--at the tense, frenzied corporate life they had left behind. (back cover)
"Wild garlic, old stone bridges, local wine...Entirely engaging."--Lost Angeles Times
"It is a story about...accepting a lower standard of living in return for a higher quality of life."--Philadephia Inquirer