Writers Walk the World - A 'Walk and Talk' Event at Hatchards, Piccadilly

We hope you will join us for the innagural 'Walk and Talk' event with Duncan Minshull at Hatchards! Join Duncan, a former BBC producer, anthologist and journalist, on an afternoon’s walk, where he will be reading en route from his new book,Globetrotting: Writers Walk The World.

The walk will begin at Hatchards and we will wind our way towards the leafy environs of Green Park via the atmospheric backstreets of Mayfair. The walk will take roughly 90 minutes. During the adventure, Duncan Minshull will read acounts from a variety of writers who have traversed the seven continents over the past two hundred years. Walk attendees will hear about where these writers went, how they went, and their compelling reasons for setting off in the first place.

Then we will retrace our steps back to Hatchards for some liquid refreshments and the opportunity to ask Duncan questions about the joys and dramas of foot travel and to have your copy of GLOBETROTTING: Writers Walk The World signed.

About the Book

Following on from the huge success of Beneath My Feet: Writers on Walking and Sauntering: Writers Walk Europe, Duncan Minshull brings together over fifty walker-writers who have travelled the world’s seven continents.

With contributions from Edith Wharton, Thomas Jefferson, Charles Darwin, Rabindranath Tagore, D. H. Lawrence, Isabella Bird, Katherine Mansfield, Rachel Carson, Jean-Paul Clébert, Colin Thubron, William Boyd and many more, Globetrotting takes us across the streets of London, Rome, Melbourne, Cairo, Kyiv and Kabul; through the frozen wastes of Antarctica; along the pilgrim paths of Japan; into the jungles of Ghana; around the Great Wall of China.

About the Author

Duncan Minshull was a senior producer at BBC Radio for twenty five years, and now publishes anthologies. His titles include While Wandering, Beneath My Feet, Sauntering: Writers Walk Europe, Where My Feet Fall, and now Globetrotting: Writers Walk The World. He has written about walking for The Times, the Financial Times, the Guardian, the Telegraph, Condé Nast Traveller, Vogue, Psychologies and Slightly Foxed. He also takes people on ‘walk & talks’ around the UK.

IMPORTANT Please note that due to the Hatchards customer lift being refurbished, access to the event is by stairs only. Many apologies for any inconvenience this causes.