Join Neil Harrison in part 1 of the sequel to the Popular High Horizons alpine travel book as he criss-cross Switzerland discovering its rich and varied history, cultural secrets and magnificent scenery. In this first book he crosses the country diagonally following the Lake Route and also crosses from North to South following the great trade route first established by the Romans. This book offers many insights into how Switzerland came to exist, its resourceful people and its unique achievements, framed in a series of journeys across the country.
About the Author
I gained a 1st class degree in Pure and Applied Physics at Salford University in 1983, and followed a career in the Space Industry, which led amongst other things to working for the German Space Operation Centre in Munich which was my first real encounter with the Alps. Later I became a specialist in developing networking and telecommunication equipment for DEC, Compaq and Hp, and was CEO of 6 companies involved in this sphere. Despite following a scientific engineering career up until the age of 42, I'm a polymath and from the earliest age that I can remember wanted to be a writer. In my young mind I found the increasing pressure at school to select between arts and sciences somewhat arbitrary, and various pressures at school channelled me into the sciences. But the flame of wanting to write never died. At 42, I decided that I wanted to develop different skills, and on closing my companies, I wrote a thriller called Underground, and sent it to a large number of publishers. To my shock, the following year, I heard about Dan Brown's novel the da Vinci Code, which seemed to me to be a blatant plagiarism of my Underground. This made me very wary of investing further effort in novels. I feel more comfortable with the High Horizons format as no one could realistically plagiarise those books without putting in a great amount of effort in making those journeys. Since 2007 I've been working part time as a photographer, and to date have sold about 38,000 of my images around the world. I also work part time as a French - English translator for French Tourist Offices (since 2003).