Usually we find ourselves most influenced by people. The impact of another individual on our own lives can be somewhat crucial to who we become as people. However, Richard Mabey, the well-known travel writer grew up being influenced by places, a slightly different upbringing to most, which he details in the re-release of his book, Home Country.
A beautifully engaging read, Richard takes you on a journey through his past and how different landscapes have shaped him and his career. A couple of carefully selected illustrations play a part in bringing his world to life as you are transported to the south of England, the sprawling suburbs and motorways of London to be more precise.
An introduction by Andrew Motion sets the scene of this book and three parts engage and entertain readers under the chapters 'Making Tracks', 'Home Ground' and 'The Edge' in part one and 'The Knowledge' and 'The Backwards' in part two. Let yourself be lost in the landscapes that made Richard Mabey the man he is today.
Home Country by Richard Mabey, published by Little Toller Books, is avaliable to buy from www.littletoller.co.uk, RRP £12.
LandLove readers can purchase Home Country for the special price of £10.80 with free p&p. To claim the offer simply visit www.littletoller.co.uk and quote 'LANDLOVE10'. Offer expires 22nd December 2014.