High – Erika Fatland

High - Erika Fatland
High – Erika Fatland

Erika Fatland’s excellent account of her experiences travelling in the countries that line the length of the Himalaya in 2018 and 2019.

Anthropologist and travel writer, she combines history and culture, politics and religion with encounters and conversations with people along the way.

Author page: High: A journey in the Himalayas Through Pakistan, India, Bhutan, Nepal and China – Erika Fatland

The Eight Mountains – Paolo Cognetti (translated by Erica Segre & Simon Carnell)

The Eight Mountains - Paolo Cognetti
The Eight Mountains – Paolo Cognetti

A lovely gentle read about male friendship set in the mountains of northern Italy and with a smidgen of Nepal.

Good if you’ve never been to remote mountain villages and high places, great if you have.

Publisher page: The Eight Mountains – Paolo Cognetti (translated by Erica Segre & Simon Carnell)

The Saracen’s Mark – S. W. Perry

The Saracen's Mark - S. W. Perry
The Saracen’s Mark – S. W. Perry

A long standing recommendation from JS, this is book No 3 in the Jackdaw series – the first two weren’t on the shelves of Belmont Library when I picked up this one. And it has proved to be a good recommendation.

Enjoyable 16th century crime novel with a diverse cast of characters and primarily set in Elizabethan London, although this one takes Nicholas Shelby – one of the main characters – off to Morocco, home to the Barbary Corsairs and slave markets.

Author page: The Saracen’s Mark – S. W. Perry