A Sentimental Journey – Book Review

This is the story of Yorick, a sentimental traveller, who on a whim decides to journey from England first to France and then head towards Turin in Italy. His journey takes him via Calais, Amiens, Rennes, and Versailles to Paris.

Yorick doesn’t describe his impressions of the places he visits, the monuments, the architecture or much of the countryside. He regales the reader with stories of the people he meets along the way.

The book tells us more about the effect the journey is having on the central character than about the places the central character is visiting. There’s two journeys taking place and it’s difficult to know which is the more fascinating.

If you’re expecting a travelogue then Yorick makes it clear early on that you’re not going to get that kind of book.

Published by Julian Worker

Julian was born in Leicester, attended school in Yorkshire, and university in Liverpool. He has been to 94 countries and territories and intends to make the 100 when travel is easier. He writes travel books, murder / mysteries and absurd fiction. His sense of humour is distilled from The Marx Brothers, Monty Python, Fawlty Towers, and Midsomer Murders. His latest book is about a Buddhist cat who tries to help his squirrel friend fly further from a children's slide.

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