Christopher Somerville's account of the British countryside not only inspires us to don our boots and explore the 140,000 miles of footpaths across the British Isles, but also illustrates how, on long-distance walks, we can come to an understanding of ourselves and our fellow walkers.
SHIPS OF HEAVEN: THE PRIVATE LIFE OF BRITAIN'S CATHEDRALS
Christopher Somerville journeys among Britian’s cathedrals, old and new. He discovers buildings and communities that have been in constant upheaval for a thousand years. Meeting believers and non-believers, architects and archaeologists, the cleaner who dusts the monuments and the mason who judges stone by its taste, we delve deep into the private lives and the uncertain future of these ever-voyaging Ships of Heaven.