The Saturday Walkers Club (SWC) is a London based walking group.
Southeast England is criss-crossed by public footpaths, it includes the chalk cliffs of the South Coast, the gentle hills of the North, South and Wessex Downs, the blubell woodlands of Kent and Surrey, the Chiltern beechwoods, the Thames, the secluded valleys of the Weald, ancient forests, remote heathlands, fields full of wildflowers, and Purbeck’s dramatic coast.
Time Out Book of Country Walks & Saturday Walkers Club
The comments are a bit hidden in the T1 template in use on tlog.halvorsen.org and it’s not every day I get a response from an author (the power of Google?), so here’s some space for Mr Geiger. I actually read a review of The Third Man Factor in The Times, but could not find that link at the time of posting; so I used the Scotsman’s review instead (stories of survival are of great interest and I am currently reading Al Alvarez’s Risky Business which has a chapter on The Worst Journey in the World).
Here is Geiger’s response in full,
Don’t believe everything you read — especially in the Scotsman. Here is a sample of other reviews of The Third Man Factor:
“Call it a guardian angel, call it hallucination.it’s fascinating. Geiger’s account combines history, scientific analysis and true-life tales to haunting effect. I couldn’t put this down, and when I did I couldn’t sleep for thinking about it.” – The Bookseller
“Fascinating to read … This deeply humane book is more than the sum of its parts: Geiger elegantly demonstrates how these divergent and very personal experiences reveal our profoundly social nature. … Geiger is relentless and persuasive in investigating the science behind the experience, and describing the cascade of factors involved.” – Maclean’s
“Riveting…truly relevatory…an important book” – The Explorers Journal
“Geiger’s book has a lot going for it: The many accounts of Third Man visitations in perilous situations make for edge-of-seat reading, and the citations and explorations of the theory of the sensed presence give the book scientific weight. It even contains a moral.” – The Globe and Mail
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