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the-marchesThe Marches by Rory Stewart (Jonathan Cape, £18.99)

Born in Hong Kong to a Scottish diplomat father, Rory Stewart later entered the Foreign Office serving in Indonesia, Iraq and as the head of an NGO in Afghanistan, and wrote illuminating accounts of his experiences in his books The Places in Between and The Prince of the Marshes.

Elected a Conservative MP in 2010 and now a minister of state at the Department for International Development, he has now turned his attention to walking hundreds of miles around the border between England and Scotland,…

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