Alex’s Journey is a selection of highlights, photographs and artworks, from ‘A Snapshot of Britain’ that Alex McKie spent nine years and 50,000+ miles researching.
Although she had intended to explore people's wishes for the future, she also observes - with insight, compassion and humour - many aspects of life around Britain, from:
• meeting gang members on housing estates and street corners, • differences between communities, people and organisations, • life on the road as a single woman traveller
A dontation from net sales of Alex’s Journey, which has been edited by four of her friends in her memory, will go to City Lit where Alex loved to learn.
And if you want to explore Alex’s thinking in more depth, you can freely download her full text at www.AlexMcKie.com
This book was conceived when Alex decided to create a memorial in the name of her beloved sister Kate who died in 2003. “I needed a purpose and the only thing for which I felt any enthusiasm was the idea of travelling Britain asking people their three wishes. It shouldn’t take more than a few months; this is a small country. I could then write a book and dedicate it to Kate’s memory. I packed tent, maps, clothes, and stamps and - filled with hope and an open mind - I set off.”
This book can be purchased direct from APP with VAT, postage and packing included (please note a donation from net sales will go towards City Lit): £25.00
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