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What do we mean when we talk about atmosphere? A unique piece of travel writing weaving memoir, literature, art and psycho-geography.


Some travellers are driven by the need to scale a natural wonder, or to see a city’s sights or a place of history. Others, like Alice Maddicott, travel in search of a particular scene, feeling or atmosphere, often inspired by music, literature and art. Taking us deep into our emotional and creative responses to place, this extraordinary book explores the author’s relentless travelling, from the heat of Sicily to the mountains of Japan. With her uniquely lyrical approach to psycho-geography, Maddicott explores the relationship with landscape that is the very essence of human creativity.


‘Tender Maps is a heartfelt, thought-provoking meditation on the “personality of place” and the profound interconnection between human emotion and the physical landscape. It will enliven your senses and enrich your experience of the world around you.’ Rebecca Lowe



Published September 2020

Travel/Natural World/memoir
Hardback 320 pages

September Publishing

Book - Tender Maps - Alice Maddicott