When is a threshold a portal? What is a sallyport? How many ways are there to cross a wall, a fence or a river? What is a kissing gate? Are there gateways to other worlds? In this beautiful book, packed with rare antique illustrations and original drawings by artist Miles Thistlethwaite, author Philippa Lewis explores the fascinating world of liminal boundaries and the inexhaustable variety of ways in which we cross them. WOODEN BOOKS are small but packed with information. "Fascinating" FINANCIAL TIMES. "Beautiful" LONDON REVIEW OF BOOKS. "Rich and Artful" THE LANCET. "Genuinely mind-expanding" FORTEAN TIMES. "Excellent" NEW SCIENTIST. "Stunning" NEW YORK TIMES. Small books, big ideas.