A Walk In The Woods

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The Appalachian Trail covers 14 states and over 2000 miles, snaking through some of the most spectacular landscapes in America. Reluctant adventurer Bryson recounts his gruelling hike along the longest continuous footpath in the world.

ISBN: 9781784161446 Author: Bryson, Bill Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd Publication Date: 13th August 2015 Imprint: Black Swan Cover: Paperback Dewey: 917.40443 (edition:23) Pages: 337 Language: English Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subject:

‘Short of doing it yourself, the best way of escaping into nature is to read a book like A Walk in the Woods.’ New York Times

In the company of his friend Stephen Katz (last seen in the bestselling Neither Here nor There), Bill Bryson set off to hike the Appalachian Trail, the longest continuous footpath in the world.

Ahead lay almost 2,200 miles of remote mountain wilderness filled with bears, moose, bobcats, rattlesnakes, poisonous plants, disease-bearing tics, the occasional chuckling murderer and – perhaps most alarming of all – people whose favourite pastime is discussing the relative merits of the external-frame backpack.

Facing savage weather, merciless insects, unreliable maps and a fickle companion whose profoundest wish was to go to a motel and watch The X-Files, Bryson gamely struggled through the wilderness to achieve a lifetime’s ambition – not to die outdoors.

A Walk in the Woods is now a major feature film starring Robert Redford, Emma Thompson and Nick Offerman.

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