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Walking Home (Hardback)

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Hardback 304 Pages / Published: 05/07/2012
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In summer 2010 Simon Armitage decided to walk the Pennine Way. The challenging 256-mile route is usually approached from south to north, from Edale in the Peak District to Kirk Yetholm, the other side of the Scottish border. He resolved to tackle it the other way round: through beautiful and bleak terrain, across lonely fells and into the howling wind, he would be walking home, towards theYorkshire village where he was born. Travelling as a 'modern troubadour' without a penny in his pocket, he stopped along the way to give poetry readings in village halls, churches, pubs and living rooms. His audiences varied from the passionate to the indifferent, and his readings were accompanied by the clacking of pool balls, the drumming of rain and the bleating of sheep. WALKING HOME describes this extraordinary, yet ordinary, journey. It's a story about Britain's remote and overlooked interior - the wildness of its landscape and the generosity of the locals who sustained him on his journey. It's about facing emotional and physical challenges, and sometimes overcoming them. It's nature writing, but with people at its heart. Contemplative, moving and droll, it is a unique narrative from one of our most beloved writers.

Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571249886
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 438 g
Dimensions: 222 x 143 x 27 mm
Edition: Main

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“fantastic work”

What a book!
I would recommend it to anyone. It is easily read, comprehended and enjoyed at the same time.

The story is about a modern poet who decides to walk the Pennine Way from north to south. He decides to earn... More

Paperback edition
26th April 2013
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“An Enjoyable Armchair Journey”

The great thing about people like Simon Armitage is that they go and do all these lovely long walks and then report back so we don't have to!
Having said that after reading this is does make you want to have a... More

Paperback edition
12th May 2013
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“The other side of England”

Although I moved to the UK already three years ago, I have to admit that the part ofthe country that lies north of Heathrow Airport is still a Terra incognita for me. Simon Armitage’s new book “Walking Home – Travels... More

Paperback edition
29th April 2013
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