I Would Walk 1200 Miles

It’s another busy week ahead this week as the And Did Those Feet publicity train keeps on rolling. On Saturday I was asked for the first time how many miles I’d actually covered for the book and it struck me that I’d never really worked it out. Most...

Reporting Back

I was rummaging around among some old papers yesterday when I found photocopies of a couple of very early school reports. In the spring term of 1975 when I was, according to the report, four years and seven months old, I had “setlled happily into the school...

My cousin Dom

I’ve had a few queries asking about the dedication in the front of And Did Those Feet. My cousin Dom died last autumn a few days shy of his 34th birthday as a result of a rare blood disorder. I’d not seen him in quite a while – life alas takes over,...

Bayeux Leave

Well I don’t know about you but I thought Martin Freeman did a brilliant job of the Book of the Week reading on Radio 4. For a kick off, anyone who can make me sound plausible has to be pretty good, but I thought he pitched the tone of the thing exactly right....

Radio Ga-Ga

The first instalment of And Did Those Feet on Book of the Week this morning passed off pretty well. Not sure about the draughty church rendition of Jerusalem that tops and tails it, but Martin Freeman pitches the reading exactly right. He sounds more like me than I...