Troubador LE-JOG-ed

Released: 01/10/2013

ISBN: 9781783060535

eISBN: 9781783069354

Format: Paperback/eBook

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A mid-lifer’s trek from Land’s End to John O’Groats


The longest walk you can do in Britain, without doubling back on yourself, is Land’s End to John O’Groats. And so on a misty, drizzly and frankly uninspiring morning Robin Richards stepped off the bus at Land’s End with his boots blacked and his rucksack ready. It was day sixteen of his redundancy.

Robin Richards faced mid-life and redundancy by pulling on his rucksack and setting off to walk from Lands’ End to John O’Groats. Le-Jog-ed is his unique story, a travelogue of hill walking, redundancy and humour.

The walk from Land’s End to John O’Groats is iconic, and Robin uses the miles trekked to present his interesting, insightful and sensitive account that will appeal to all readers interested in this classic walk.

The subject matter of redundancy/early retirement and the trek itself is handled with a light touch and shot through with gentle humour.

Evergreen Magazine, Spring 2014

Twist Magazine, January 2014

Vivid descriptions of the towns and villages along the End to End trail highlight Robin Richards' post-retirement memoir of his journeys through the UK. Readers will cheer him on, agonize over yet another blister, and empathize with struggles and wrong turns. This is a good travel guide, of sorts, for those who like to read about nature, English village life and solo journeys.

by NetGalley Reviewer

Loved it
The author writes well and there is the right balance between describing the countryside and his emotions. His background provides a backdrop to a number of areas that are mentioned which makes it more personal. I loved it.

by sogart

… a well-written, attractively produced account of people and places, spiced with wit and humour, which kept me engaged to the end.
Stephen O'Loughlin

by Stephen O'Loughlin

An informative and amusing account.

by spoonfairy

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