When Christopher Rush's wife suddenly died, his world fell apart. He lost faith in everything and depression took hold. At last he decided to try and reclaim his life in the least expected of ways. He went to France, bought a donkey and followed the path of Robert Louis Stevenson a century before him.
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Christopher Rush was born in St Monans and for thirty years taught literature in Edinburgh. His books include A Twelvemonth and a Day (recently listed as one of the 100 greatest Scottish books ever) and the highly acclaimed To Travel Hopefully. He now lives near his childhood home.Review:
The most remarkable book I've ever read ... about the thing which you hope isn't going to happen. John Bayley A brave, emotional and disturbing tale, exploring various circles of hell amd finally achieving a moving sense of personal redemption. Richard Holmes Stunningly beautiful and moving writing ... The journey described drives the reader through the intensity of loss and grief, sheer emptiness, stumbling recovery and spellbinding recreation of self ... Reading it fills me with a sense of gratitude and privilege. Brendan Kennelly Rush has succeeded ... in universalizing a private grief, till it encompasses all we have ever felt - a road mapthrough illness, bereavement and what lies beyond. No one who can actually read should be without it. A. N. Jeffares It reads as it is written, like an inspired Mozartian requiem, beautiful and terrible, wonderful and awful. It will move the hardest of hearts to tears. -- Alan Taylor Sunday Herald An inspiring account, which must surely help many people in mourning. -- Bel Mooney The Times To Travel Hopefully is, quite literally, monumental. -- Peter van der Kamp Sunday Independent (Dublin) It is difficult to convey the praise this book deserves. -- Ian Bell Glasgow Sunday Herald
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Book Description Profile Books Ltd, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P11186197793X