Canongate Books Out now on Kindle, Laing’s book focuses on the River Ouse in the UK county of Sussex, known as the place where Virginia Woolf died in the ’40s. After walking the length of the river, from source to sea, the first-time author explains how it realigns people who have ‘lost faith with where they’re headed’. The river, like life, is a metaphor, complete with its currents, flows and eddies. And, just like the river, the book pleasantly ambles and meanders on in different directions and speeds. Available now at www.amazon.co.uk.