Path - A short story about reciprocity Path - A short story about reciprocity Path - A short story about reciprocity Path - A short story about reciprocity

Path - A short story about reciprocity Louisa Thomsen Brits

‘Walk with me. Together we will pattern the earth, tracing the surface of the land.’

Many of us enjoy walking along a familiar path. Our spirits lift as our mind quietens; our soul is restored by the natural beauty and endurance of the landscape. As we adjust to the rhythm of walking, the earth offers up support and reassurance.

In Path, a beautifully written parable from the unique and soulful voice of Louisa Thomsen Brits, a solitary figure walks through uncertainty and isolation to reach an understanding that they are not alone, but part of the world around them.

Blending storytelling and nature writing, Path is an invitation to experience aliveness and moments of connection that lift us to a wider perspective. The book’s meditative journey features film photography and original artworks that complement the lyrical prose and perfectly capture the luminosity of the chalk paths of Sussex.

A positive, life-affirming tale offering encouragement and reassurance.


  • The second in our brand new series: Do Inspirationals
  • Beautifully produced small format, cloth-bound hardbacks that provide encouragement.
  • Louisa Thomsen Brits is the bestselling author of The Book of Hygge
  • Features original artwork by Linda Felcey and film photography by Jim Marsden
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‘Book of the Week: Path is a wonderfully meditative little book, full of moments of calm and wisdom.’
Hole & Corner
‘A book to be read slowly, and read again...It enriches with each encounter... Path quietly asserts the interconnectedness of people and peoples, and if ever a point needed to be reaffirmed, then it is this one, right now.’
Elementum Journal

About the author

Louisa Thomsen Brits is an author, amateur naturalist, outdoor swimmer, mother of four. She has been a restaurant and arts critic and a tribal belly-dance teacher.

Louisa is interested in our response to the natural world rooted in our humanity, in community, craft, the confluence of poetry and science, domestic and wild. She writes about our common life and the rhythms and rituals that unite and define us all.

Product Details

Dimensions: 120x150mm
ISBN: 978-1-907974-58-8
eBook ISBN: Hardback only


24 B&W film photographs by Jim Marsden and 11 original colour artworks by Linda Felcey

Paper & print details

Hardback editions are printed by Livonia Print on Munken, an FSC-certified paper