[An] eloquent, evocative meditation
A nourishing, occasionally provoking hybrid of group biography, cultural criticism and travelogue... Accompany Sampson on her varied rambles you'll find your eyes opened anew to the beauty not only of nature, but also of creative engagement with every aspect of the world
'Rigorous scholarship and extensive biographical knowledge underpin Sampson's text... entertaining and illuminating... arresting'
'There are fine evocations of place and season... It has so much to offer the reader'