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The Soles of My Shoes

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When a beautiful girl I hardly know asks if I want to climb Ben Nevis with her, I have a problem: no money. In a burst of unfounded optimism, instead of turning her down, I tell her we'll hitch-hike.

Now, two weeks later, we're standing on the side of the A1, surrounded by the concrete glamour of Brent Cross. Apocalyptic storm clouds close in on us and I begin to wonder...
Paperback, 152 pages
Published June 2nd 2012 by
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Aug 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
The Soles of My Shoes is an erudite, eloquent and warm book. A deceptively simple tale of a long weekend spent hitchhiking with an unrequited love-of-his-life, the protagonist reveals insights into love, life, class, wealth and what it is to travel. David Charles narrates with a wit that is always on the right side of self-deprecating. The people met on the journey to drink tea at the top of Ben Nevis are fleeting yet generous friends. I left this book wanting (a) to climb Ben Nevis and (b) to g ...more
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David Charles (1982-tomorrow) is currently being held to ransom in London. Possessing neither the skills of a Victorian escapologist, nor the funds to pay off his villainous captors, David desperately needs your help.

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In happier days, David hitch-hiked to Scotland, ostensibly to climb Ben Nevis, but main

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