'Start by turning right out of the main entrance of Malvern Link railway station . . .'
So begins Graham Underhill's guide to rambling in the West Midlands. But it is not many yards before Graham has gone completely off track, all but abandoning the route ahead to exult in his love for his beautiful if headstrong wife Sunita.
Along the way Graham treats us to his intemperate views on mountain bikers, litter louts, landscape photographers, and the Highways Agency, who are intent on building a bypass through his home. At least he has Sunita. Or does he? With each walk it becomes clearer that the paths of Underhill Country lead into treacherous terrain.
'Full of subtlety and surprises. Delicately reveals the instability and terror lurking just underneath the surface of an apparently ordinary life'
The Times Literary Supplement