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The central theme of the book is my personal journey following redundancy, financial problems, depression, ill health and my fortunate relocation to Austria. The book has three other areas of interest: a love story, a nature story, and a book about art, culture and the wider world. The love story concerns my chance encounter with my now partner Katie, which led to our relocation to her home town in Austria. I was surrounded by the stunning scenery of the Carinthian region, and my love of nature was rekindled. I sought repair and rejuvenation through the completion of fifty-two thirteen-mile walks in the span of one calendar year. This act of repetitive walking enabled me to study the changing seasons and explore the flora and fauna of the area; I was able to return myself to health by considering and reconsidering personal experiences, emotions, ideas and memories. As the weeks passed, I began to find my sense of place and my new path in life. I realised I was walking into alchemy, mining for gold as I went. It was then, as a former curator and Shakespeare scholar, that I began to see connections everywhere, and I was able to invest my walks with meaning from paintings, musical passages and lines of verse.

I hope that my book Walking into Alchemy will inspire readers to find their own paths in life, wherever they might lead.

Walking into Alchemy - deluxe full colour edition (53 images)

SKU: WKA-PB-1-100
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