Emily Rhodes

The birth of the Walking Book Club

How I came to run a book club on Hampstead Heath – and why it works

In they stride, in muddy trainers or wellies, swirls of cold air caught on their clothes, children in off-road buggies, dogs bedraggledly in tow. I’ve always been thrilled that so many of our customers at Daunt Books in Belsize Park and Hampstead come in fresh from Hampstead Heath.

Growing up in north London, I’ve spent many an hour walking on this scrubby land, as wild as London will get.

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