Colin Fletcher Writing Styles in The Man Who Walked Through Time

Colin Fletcher
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The perspective used in The Man Who Walked Through Time is unique in that it belongs to the author, the first man to traverse the Grand Canyon on foot in one fell swoop. This two month-long journey gave Fletcher material to write this book which encompasses the physical journey as well as one involving spirit.

Colin Fletcher (1922-2007) was a well-known author, environmentalist, and backpacking enthusiast. Born in Cardiff, Wales, Fletcher went to school in Britain before joining the Royal Marines during World War II. After leaving the military, Fletcher traveled to Kenya, where he farmed for four years. In the 1950s, Fletcher relocated to Canada, where he became a prospector and then moved to California.

Fletcher's career began with his first book, The Thousand Mile Summer, published in 1964 after Fletcher had walked the entire state of California. Fletcher's next two books, The Man Who Walked Through Time...

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