In Homeward Bound (Resurgence 264) there were lessons aplenty – especially for those who constantly travel the world in search of happiness, only to find that it is all around us here.

The Western idea of happiness is tragically bound up with materialism and the must-have society. Any attempt to tread an alternative path is seen as bewilderingly nebulous.

It was therefore beautifully uplifting and energising to read how Hannah Perkins moved from a constant cycle of consumption to experiencing, through a series of privations in Asia, different choices that led her finally to ...


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