Dan Sandman

02: Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck

In Autobiography, Books, Non-Fiction, Travel on 08/01/2016 at 12:00 pm

Dog in Primrose Hill‘I’m going to turn 52books.me into a book based memoir. That’s my new idea.’ 10.22 AM

‘Awesome’ 10.34 AM

‘How?’ 10:34 AM

‘It begins with a story’ 10:34 AM

Pressing the home button on my Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini, I carried on typing into the computer. I had a good opening sentence, supplemented with a short footballing anecdote. That was on Friday.

On Sunday, my mother and I went to Foyles bookshop on Charring Cross Road. When I was a child, my father would occasionally take me there.

‘You used to have to ask for the book and they’d bring it to you.’ Said my mother. We were sat in the cafe on the fifth floor.

‘Dad used to say that.’ I replied.

We took the lift down to the travel section on the Lower Ground. My mother was now walking with one crutch, following her hip operation.

‘It’s not listed under Literary Biography.’ I said, referring to the book where Steinbeck travels around with his dog.


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