Robin Benger was born in England in 1951, grew up in South Africa, and worked as a journalist and documentary filmmaker in Canada.
He moved to North Yorkshire, into a caravan at Castle Howard, for the summer of 2017.
On the eve of a trip to Ireland, a friend suggested he keep a diary. “A Canadian in God’s Own Country” is the result. Forty stories about wandering, hiking, umpiring the local village cricket matches and playing golf. With a generous dash of politics, fancy and laughter.
I like to think of a person in their late fifties reading this, in the loo is fine, and blurting out, “This is it. This is what I want to do with the rest of my life. Helen! We’re moving to Swaziland/Italy/ Nicaragua.”