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My Midsummer Morning By Alastair Humphreys

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Seasoned adventurer Alastair Humphreys pushes himself to his very limits – busking his way across Spain with a violin he can barely play.


Join us at Stanfords to hear Alastair talk about his brilliant new book My Midsummer morning and learn the inspriration behind his most terrifying journey yet!



Nearly a century later, the book Laurie Lee wrote – As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning – inspired Alastair Humphreys.

It made him fall in love with Spain – the landscapes and the spirit – and with Laurie's style of travel.

He travelled slow, lived simply, slept on hilltops, relished spontaneity, and loved conversations with the different people he met along the hot and dusty road.


For 15 years, Alastair dreamed of retracing Laurie Lee’s footsteps, but could never get past the hurdle of being distinctly unmusical.

This year, he decided to go anyway, risking failure and humiliation every day, and finding himself truly vulnerable to the rhythms of the road and of his own life.

A journey full of humility, redemption and triumph.




Tickets £4 (redeemable against the price of My Midsummer Morning by Alastair Humphreys).

Includes a glass of wine/soft drink.



About the author:

ALASTAIR HUMPHREYS is an adventurer, author, speaker, and film maker. While at university, he cycled from Pakistan to China, Land’s End to John O’Groats, Turkey to Italy, Mexico to Panama and across South America. Since then, he has cycled all the way around the world, raced a yacht across the Atlantic Ocean, canoed 500 miles down the Yukon River, rowed across the Atlantic Ocean and walked the length of the holy Kaveri river in India. He was chosen as one of National Geographic’s Adventurers of the Year in 2012. Alastair lives in Kent with his wife and two young children.






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