Like a Tramp, Like A Pilgrim: On Foot, Across Europe to Rome (Hardback)
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Like a Tramp, Like A Pilgrim: On Foot, Across Europe to Rome (Hardback)

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Hardback 272 Pages / Published: 17/07/2014
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Watching in disbelief as his computer was struck by lightning in 2007, Harry Bucknall had no idea that the subsequent trail of events would lead him to Rome - five years later, on foot. Following the Via Francigena, the ancient pilgrim path that dates back nearly two thousand years, Harry walks through England,France, Switzerland and Italy weaving a historical tapestry liberally coloured with tales of angels and saints, emperors and kings and war and revolution. He uncovers a little known route that leads him through vineyards and villages, towns and cities and over rivers and mountains to the heart of the Eternal City, Saint Peter's Basilica. Like A Tramp, Like A Pilgrim is a joyous journey of Elizabethan proportion filled with anecdote, adventure and mishap as Harry encounters the changing faces of a landscape suffused with history; yet his journey is perhaps most enriched by the extraordinary stories of those he meets - fellow pilgrims and locals alike - along the way.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781408187241
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 405 g
Dimensions: 216 x 135 x 30 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
My congratulations to Harry Bucknall. I thoroughly enjoyed Like a Tramp, Like a Pilgrim. It's a wonderful book. -- Martin Sheen, actor and fellow pilgrim
A boisterous, jubilant adventure * The Times *
Harry Bucknall is my sort of pilgrim. This is one of the happiest books I have read for a very long time. I loved it. -- John Julius Norwich
A remarkable story from a remarkable man. -- Alan Titchmarsh
Bucknall weaves history, religion, travelogue and spirituality into this gently gripping road trip. Definitely recommended. * Catholic Herald *
He is particularly good on things spiritual. -- Mark Palmer * The Daily Mail *
A great book. -- Patrick Leigh Fermor on 'In the Dolphin's Wake'
I very much enjoyed it. -- Jan Morris on 'In the Dolphin's Wake'
Bucknall is no ordinary pilgrim. He's a maverick on the move...every stage of his tramp to Rome involves meaningful encounters not just with place, but with people...Anecdotes and adventures are depicted in lively detail, the stories of those he meets with genuine empathy. He takes the reader with him every step of the way. -- Amy Sohanpaul * Wexas Traveller *

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