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My Midsummer Morning by Alastair Humphreys

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Seasoned adventurer Alastair Humphreys pushes himself to his very limits – busking his way across Spain with a violin he can barely play.

Nearly a century later, the book Laurie Lee wrote – As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning – inspired Alastair Humphreys.

It made him fall in love with Spain – the landscapes and the spirit – and with Laurie's style of travel.

He travelled slow, lived simply, slept on hilltops, relished spontaneity, and loved conversations with the different people he met along the hot and dusty road.


For 15 years, Alastair dreamed of retracing Laurie Lee’s footsteps, but could never get past the hurdle of being distinctly unmusical.

This year, he decided to go anyway, risking failure and humiliation every day, and finding himself truly vulnerable to the rhythms of the road and of his own life. 

A journey full of humility, redemption and triumph.


Earlier Event: June 25
Mick Herron