Belloc, ‘Hills and the Sea’, a Man Who Could Write About Anything

Crisis, K.V. Turley: These 38 essays are a mix of reflection and philosophy, personal memoir, and travel writing—some with English settings, some foreign. In fact, the geography with which this travel writing is concerned is mostly the Pyrenees and a small corner of East Anglia. The Franco-Spanish tales tell of high mountains and deep valleys dotted with isolated villages as strange in some ways as they are unique. There are also a number of memorable pieces relating to his time in the French military, visits to the deserts of Africa, dropping anchor at harbors around the North Sea. Read the rest here.