Stuart Maconie’s on the Prowl in New Country Walking Book Never Mind the Quantocks

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Take a stroll with one of Britain's wittiest writers, a peerless storyteller and genuienly genial guide.

Stuart Maconie author of Nevermind the Quantocks

Walking for me is a celebration fo the joy of being alive, alone or with friends, epic expeditions or easy rambles, as long as it is outside where the free things are and where the perspective on life is longer and clearer and higher.

In Stuart Maconie’s new book, Never Mind the Quantocks (SRP £10.99; ISBN 9781446301654), the bestselling author and BBC Radio 6 presenter strides confidently from one hilarious anecdote to another with this collection of heart-warming essays exploring the British countryside.

Culled from his monthly column in Country Walking Magazine, the book is full of the beautiful places, magical moments and wonderful characters that Stuart has encountered on his travels. From the Pennines to the Lake District to the drama of the Dorset coast; from the canals of the Midlands to the wildest Scotland, this book is an attempt to explain a passion for walking and the delights it can bring.

In over 50 insightful and witty articles, Maconie muses on the all the festive walks, Lakeland favourites and pub treks that have made rambling one of his favourite past times for more than 30 years. With his trademark sensibility and humility Maconie makes his way through the famous ‘Wainwright’ fells of the Lake District and hikes Hadrian’s Wall with colleague Mark Radcliffe.

A stellar offering, the Nevermind the Quantocks offers a new journey with a much loved author, broadcaster and journalist.

Stuart Maconie's Never Mind the Quantocks: How Country Walking can Change your Life, is available from March 2012.

For further information including extracts, review copies, or interviews please contact Crystal Carter, FW Media Publicity, on 01626 323214 or email crystal(dot)carter(at)fwmedia(dot)com.

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