'Edna was widowed through unexpected circumstances, and Frank recently divorced when they met for the first time. Although half way through their lives, each with children, and from opposite sides of the world, they have been inseparable ever since.
'Sharing an indefatigable curiosity in the world's people and cultures, they began making lively journeys to a mix of destinations. These have continued for four decades. This perceptive travel book tells of the people, places and encounters along the way, rather than final destinations.
'Dizzying expeditions on foot have taken the two travellers to remote regions in Nepal, Kashmir, Turkey and France. LandCruisers with sturdy gear boxes have carried them across the great deserts of Libya, and also the awesome landscapes of Yemen, where they travelled under armed guard.
'The excitement and art treasures of the world’s great cities, especially St Petersburg, New York and London have been explored on foot. Nevertheless, these travellers have lavished more time in smaller cities such as Cusco, Srinagar, Sana’a and Valletta. The legendary river port of Seville, through which the gold of South America poured for centuries, and where Edna once lived for four years, is a special favourite. ' (Publication summary)