Book review: The Marches, by Rory Stewart
The great journalist HL Mencken once wrote, “For every complicated problem there is a solution which is simple, direct, understandable, and wrong.” This might serve as an epigraph to Rory Stewart’s engaging, intelligent and ultimately moving account of three walks whereon he pondered the difference between Scotland and England. The first followed Hadrian’s Wall, the second took him from his home in Cumbria to his father’s home in Perthshire, and the final walk is a slow processional around the same man’s grave. Stewart is the MP for Penrith and The Border, and has previously written about... read more
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