The novelist, 56, on the health benefits of eating less and walking more When I was a child and my parents separated, I went on walking holidays with my dad. My rubric’s always been to walk from home – I’m not a rambler. It’s about a sense of being and place and engagement with the environment around me. I like wild swimming, particularly in the sea – I swim out, then float and look at the horizon. I think that’s extremely good for the imagination. I still cycle even though I was knocked off my bike a few years ago, but mostly in the summer – it’s too dangerous in the winter in London.
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