Being crook with a sinus/gum problem these past two weeks has let me catch up a little with reading.
Explorers of the Nile is my kind of book. Tim Jeal manages to find some new angles on the people who explored the upper reaches and suffered considerably whilst doing so.
I bought Cycling home from Siberia in the excellent bookshop in Gairloch, and enjoyed reading it.
The Drove Roads of Scotland is supposed to be a classic, but it goes into a bit too much detail and at times is repetitive. Cattle droving was very important for the Scottish economy for a couple of hundred years.
Also purchased from the bookshop in Gairloch. Lindsey and I fought over who got to read Calum’s Road first (she won, of course).
I was expecting more about the Picts in The Faded Map, which has a lot of detail about kingdoms in the Borders.