Somewhere, Nowhere is a very unusual travel book, not least because the writer rarely moves. Sitting under a juniper tree on an undiscovered Greek island, Ben Mallalieu ponders the nature of life and death and the fragility of human achievement. Beautifully written, erudite, profound and often very funny, Somewhere, Nowhere is a memoir of mental landscapes with an uncertain relationship to objective reality; a meditation on what is glimpsed from the corner of the eye. Characters of the landscape - Greek, and various wanderers from around the world - appear and disappear, together with their stories. Delightful descriptions of landscape and flora and fauna, mingled with often very funny intellectual beachcombing.