The Amber Route by C J Schüler (Sandstone Press, 2020)
One of the best travel narratives I’ve ever read. Taking his reader from St Petersburg south to Venice, Schüler describes an entrancing journey through history, geography, nature, and family with that most magical of gemstones, amber, at its heart. From his sentence on page 2 ‘The ancient Greek name for amber, electron, is the root of the word electricity’ I was hooked, and could not put this book down. I urge you to read it!