5.0 out of 5 stars Feisty tales from a brilliant storyteller, 2 May 2011 By Zoe Dawes "Quirky Traveller" (Cumbria) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Lost Angel Walkabout (Paperback) So enjoyed this book. Linda has a really engaging way of writing and manages to change the style and tone of her stories depending on the circumstances. I was fascinated to read of her adventures in Canada and America; Alaska, the Yukon, New Hampshire, Hawaii and many more; evocative places that she brings to life with humour and insight. New Zealand is more familiar to me and I share her love of Maori culture and the way New Zealanders look after their environment.
This book made me want to take up riding again and acknowledge that I don't want to go white water rafting, much as I enjoyed reading of her risky exploits! But what lingers longest is a sense of place, spirituality and inspiration - and genuine enjoyment sharing Linda's "... quest to see as many magnificent places on the big blue before they are gone ..."
Even more pleased to know that Zoe plans to share Lost Angel with her students!
SO enjoyed reading it and will take it along to my Travel Writing Workshops as an example of how good travel writing can be :-)
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