My Bookshelf – in alphabetical order at the moment for ease of reference. Books that have inspired me or influenced me, or that I have just enjoyed reading in the process of writing about people and place.



Abaitua, Matthew de. The Art of Camping. London: Penguin, 2012

Ansell, Neil. Deep Country – Five Years in the Welsh Hills. London: Penguin Books, 2012

Ashworth, Jenn. Fell. London: Sceptre, 2016

Balding, Clare. Walking Home. [2014] London: Penguin Random House, 2015

Borrow, George Henry. Wild Wales – Its People, Language and Scenery. Wrexham: Bridge Books, 2009

Brown, Peter & Irwin, Michael. eds. Literature and Place 1800 – 2000. Bern: Peter Land, 2008

Clarke, Elizabeth. The Valley. London: Faber and Faber, 1969

Cole, George J. Fear Psychology. George J Cole, pub. 2012

Conradi, Peter. At the Bright Hem of God – Radnorshire Pastoral. Bridgend: Seren, 2009

Coverley, Merlin. Psychogeography. Harpenden, Herts: Pocket Essentials, 2010

Coverley, Merlin. The Art of Wandering. Harpenden, Herts: Oldcastle, 2012

Curran, Dr Bob, Lost Lands, Forgotten Realms. New Jersey: Career Press, 2007

Davies, Damian W., Cartographies of Culture – New Geographies of Welsh Writing in English. Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2012

Davies, Dewi. Welsh Place Names and Their Meanings. Talybont: Y Lolfa, 2016

Elkin, Lauren. Flâneuse. London: Chatto & Windus, 2016

Ellard, Colin. Places of the Heart – The Psychogeography of Everyday Life. New York: Bellvue Literary Press, 2015

Evans, Paul. Field Notes From The Edge – Journeys through Britain’s secret wilderness. London: Penguin Random House, 2015

Fox, Laura. Conceptualising Home. Oxford: Hart, 2007

Gooley, Tristan. The Walker’s Guide to Outdoor Clues and Signs. London: Sceptre, 2014

Heaney, Seamus. The Sense of Place in Preoccupations: Selected Prose 1968 – 1978. London: Faber and Faber, 1980

Isaac, Margaret. Lake Stories of Wales – Shadows in the Waters. Caerleon: APECS, 2008

Jamie, Kathleen. Findings. London: Sort of Books, 2005

Jamie, Kathleen. Sightlines. London: Sort of Books, 2012

Judge, Colin W. The Elan Valley Railway – The railway of the Birmingham Corporation Waterworks. Usk: Oakwood Press, 2004

Liptrot, Amy, The Outrun. London, Edinburgh: Canongate, 2016

Stephen King. On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft. [2000] London: Hodder, 2012

Longfellow, H.W. ed. Poems of Places. Boston: James R. Osgood, 1876

Mabey, Richard. Food for Free. [1972] London: Harper Collins, 2007

Mabey, Richard. Nature Cure. [Chatto &Windus, 2005] London: Vintage, 2008

Mabey, Richard. Beechcombings. [Chatto & Windus, 2007] London: Vintage, 2008

MacFarlane, Robert. The Wild Places. [2007] London: Granta, 2008

MacFarlane, Robert. The Old Ways. [Hamilton, 2012] London: Penguin, 2013

MacFarlane, Robert. Landmarks. [Hamilton, 2015] London: Penguin, 2016

McBride, Anne. Elan. Rhayader: Welsh Water, 1987

Marsden, Philip. Rising Ground – A search for the spirit of place. London: Granta, 2015

Massingham, H. J. The Curious Traveller. London: Collins, 1950

Morton, Rita. The Building of the Elan Valley Dams. Walsall: Brian Lowndes, 1997

Nicholson, Geoff. The Lost Art of Walking. New York: Riverhead Books, 2008

O’Rourke, Karen. Walking and Mapping. Massachusetts: MIT Press, 2013

Papadopoulos, Renos K., ed. Therapeutic Care for Refugees. No Place Like Home. Tavistock Clinic Series
London: Karnac, 2002 (pp. 9-40).

Pavord, Anna. Landskipping. London: Bloomsbury, 2016

Pretty, Jules. This Luminous Coast. [London: Full Circle, 2011] New York: Cornell, 2014

Raymer, Ruth. The Druid’s Path – A Journey of Discovery. BA Creative Writing extended project, University of Essex 2015

Richardson, Tina ed. Walking Inside Out: Contemporary British Psychogeography. London: Rowman & Littlefield, 2015

Sebald, W.G. Austerlitz. London: Penguin, 2001

Sebald, W. G. The Rings of Saturn. London: Vintage, 2002

Self, Will. Psychogeography. London: Bloomsbury, 2007

Sinclair, Iain. Black Apples of Gower: Stone-footing in Memory Fields. Toller Fratrum, Dorset: Little Toller Books, 2015.

Sinclair, Iain. Edge of the Orison. London: Penguin, 2006

Solnit, Rebecca. Wanderlust – A History of Walking. London: Penguin, 2001

Struthers, Jane. Red Sky at Night – The book of lost countryside wisdom. London: Ebury, 2009

Sweetman, John. The Dambusters Raid. London: Cassell, 1999

Thomas, R. S., Reservoirs, in Not That He Brought Flowers. London: Rupert Hart-Davis,1968

Warwick, Hugh. Linescapes – Remapping and Reconnecting Britain’s Fragmented Wildlife. London: Vintage Books, 2017

Welling, Tina. Writing Wild – Forming a creative partnership with nature. Novato, CA: New World Library, 2014

Wordsworth, W. Guide to The Lakes. London: Frances Lincoln, 2004

Wright, Martin. Walking Around Rhayader and the Elan Valley. Machynlleth: Kittiwake, 2008

Wright, Patrick. The Village That Died For England – The strange story of Tyneham. London: Vintage, 1996