Horatio Clare

An extraordinary travelogue in which the author re-creates the long walk taken by JS Bach, then an unknown composer and organ teacher, in the depths of winter in 1705 – his long walk to Lübeck across northern Germany, and visualising the light, landscape and wildlife that the young, and as yet unknown composer would have seen.

Author, journalist and radio producer, Horatio Clare is the multi-award-winning author of Orison for a Curlew: In Search for a Bird on the Edge of Extinction, Running for the Hills (Somerset Maugham Award), A Single Swallow, Down to the Sea in Ships (Stanford-Dolman Travel Book of the Year), Aubrey and the Terrible Yoot (Branford Boase Award) and Icebreaker: A Voyage Far North.

He is in conversation with author and journalist Alex Preston.