P. Gilham – 5 stars
This is a travelogue, but not your average travelogue. In accessible yet elegant prose, Roz Morris rides to the rescue of a lovelorn hiker, trips the light fantastic through a London terminus and battles an army of raindrops filtering through a fort’s leaky defences. She shares glimpses of her country house childhood, mystic meanderings around Arthur’s Avalon and chilling conversations on the south coast.
These and other adventures are shared with such honesty and humour that one almost feels part of them. Not Quite Lost is a lovely read because it offers a real sense of someone else’s fascination with the unusual things that travel can turn up — and encourages us to create our own stories whether or not we choose to follow in the author’s footsteps. After all, it’s the journey, not the destination, that matters.