My Midsummer Morning: Rediscovering a Life of Adventure by Alastair Humphreys

Proof that adventure isn’t something restricted to lavishly funded world-first expeditions. Feeling trapped in London, with a young family and an accountant partner (“ambition glowered at the pram in the hall”), Humphreys jumps on a Ryanair flight to Spain. There he sets out in the footsteps of Laurie Lee, hoping to support himself for a month solely by busking with a violin he can barely play.

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