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You can buy any of my books, or the Highway Cello Album, online in physical or digital format. Spend over £19 for a 10% discount, over £29 to get a 15% discount, and over £39 to get an amazing 20% off!

If you are outside the UK, please contact me to order. Shipping costs free for the UK, 30% of total order for Europe, and 60% of total order for the rest of the world.

Buy the Highway Cello Book

“Highway Cello is an absolute charmer of a travel book – a personal journey that’ll keep you hooked until the very last page.”
Christi Daugherty, author of The Echo Killing and Night School.

“Original and engrossing, Kenneth Wilson has produced the most unique travel book of the year. You’ll be glad you went along for the ride.”
Jack Jewers, author of The Lost Diary of Samuel Pepys.

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“We Brits specialise in eccentrics; and they don’t come much more eccentric than Kenneth Wilson. Who on earth would voluntarily (or involuntarily) cycle around Europe with a cello? But Mr Wilson does just that; and his sufferings (and pleasures) are charmingly retold for our enjoyment throughout this highly entertaining book. Mad, yes; but strangely admirable; and as a narrator, Mr Wilson is thoroughly likeable – a truly mellow cello fellow.”

Steven Isserlis, CBE, Cellist, Gramophone Hall of Fame, author of The Bach Cello Suites.

“Cycling 3000km over the Alps is a challenge. To do that with a cello, performing every day, and not knowing what might happen, transforms Kenneth’s journey into an adventure.”

Alastair Humphreys, author of My Midsummer Morning, Alastair Humphreys’ Great Adventurers, etc.

“Highway Cello is an absolute charmer of a travel book – a personal journey that’ll keep you hooked until the very last page.”

Christi Daugherty, author of The Echo Killing and Night School.

“A witty and wonderful account of a remarkable trans-Alpine odyssey to Rome. Heart-warming, inspirational. A powerfully affirmative must-read for anyone interested in what life is really about.”

Larry Culliford, author of The Big Book of Wisdom.

“Highway Cello is a rare and strangely joyful read. I guarantee it will stay with you long after you reach the last page; a journey on which you really feel you’ve accompanied the author and his cello, meeting interesting characters and learning new facts about all manner of weird and wonderful things along the way. Highly recommended.”

Louise Voss, author of His Other Woman, The Venus Trap, etc.

Buy the Highway Cello Album

Highway Cello is my choice of music to play on my bike ride from Hadrian’s Wall to Rome.  Join me as I perform this (mostly) gentle music for the road, wherever I happen to stop – in town and village square, in castle and cathedral, down by the Salley Gardens, or crossing the high Alps.

Highway Cello CD - Front Cover

The Definitions of Kitchen Verbs

“Kenneth Wilson writes poetry that gets to the heart of our human nature and relationships, inspiring us to journey with him on an exploration of life’s loves and endings.

The Definitions of Kitchen Verbs is Kenneth Wilson’s first published collection of poetry. It’s sub-titled “Tales of Love and Ending”, and traces a journey from first falling in love, to a rather messy ending.

Here’s one of the poems from the book:
Happily Ever After

He was the slam of my door,
The short of my fuse,
The sting at my tail,
And the flash to my point.

He was the spectre at my feast,
The cuckoo to my nest,
The snake in my grass –
The arse at my elbow.

He was the mote in my eye,
The plastic in my ocean,
The storm in my tea-cup,
The dark night in my soul.

But you – you are the Dark Knight of my shining,
The swell of my ocean,
The ginger in my tea,
And the tonic of my gin.

You are the leaves on my tree,
The apple in my eye;
You are the snow, and the beau, of my ball,
The feather to my nest.

You are the dew to my grass,
And the salve to my sore,
The moat to my castle,
And the beam to my face.

You are the lead to my pencil,
The ink to my well,

The truss to my roof,
And the thrust to my play,
The flash to my quick,
The tingle to my skin,
The short of my breath,
And the slam of my dunk.

You are my fairytale ending,
The happily of my ever after.

Orange Dust: Journeys After the Buddha.

“Kenneth Wilson is a pilgrim in the true meaning of the word. This book is a heart-warming story of many spiritual journeys, inner as well as outer, and will engage the hearts and minds of all spiritual seekers. The book lucidly and explicitly shows that life itself is a pilgrimage, a sacred journey, physically as well as metaphorically.
Satish Kumar, Editor, Resurgence Magazine

This inspirational, uplifting book.”
His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Orange Dust: Journeys After the Buddha is a distillation of Kenneth Wilson’s many years of guiding spiritual journeys in India and Nepal. Visiting the important places of Buddhist pilgrimage he unfolds the stories and teachings of the Buddha, in a very modern context, and reflects on the Buddha themes of birth, enlightenment, death and emptiness.

Two and a half thousand years ago, a minor prince was born somewhere near what is now the border of India and Nepal. Siddhartha Gautama, as he was born, became better known as the Buddha, the Awakened One. For more than a millennium, the Way that he taught was followed by many in India. Magnificent Buddhist civilisations flourished, and great monuments, including a world famous university of ten thousand monks, were built. Then it all died out, the civilisations were usurped, and their monuments returned to the jungle.

In the last two centuries, however, these monuments have begun to creep out of the jungle again, and allow themselves to be rediscovered…”

Extract from the Introduction to Orange Dust: Journeys After the Buddha.

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