Rory Stewart OBE is MP for Penrith and The Border and Minister of State at the Department for International Development (DFID). After a period in the army, he joined the Foreign Office, serving in Indonesia and the Balkans and becoming deputy-governor of two provinces in Southern Iraq. His father Brian was a keen walker who accompanied his son on many of his journeys from Iran to Malaysia. Their final walk together takes them along the Marches – the frontier that divides their two countries – Scotland and England. The Marches by Rory Stewart is published by Jonathan Cape.
Listen to Rory Stewart talk about The Marches: Border Walks with My Father with Libby Purves on BBC Radio 4’s Midweek here. Rory’s interview begins at 12 mins 45 secs.