'As I walked out one midsummer morning', Laurie Lee. Completed on the train from Manchester to Aberdeen, (provided a conversation point and memory lane trip).
'The Old man and the sea', Ernest Hemingway. Devoured on the crossing from Aberdeen to Lerwick (provided vivid dreams of talking marlins and lone sailors, a sleepless sleep).
'A book of Silence', Sara Maitland. Immersed in the detailed search for sublime silence, (a nigh time companion, high in rafters, listening to the weather).
No book binding, just book submersion. 6 friends left while the sky is too cold for snow or exploration.