Walking Home: Travels with a Troubadour on the Pennine Way (Hardback)
  • Walking Home: Travels with a Troubadour on the Pennine Way (Hardback)

Walking Home: Travels with a Troubadour on the Pennine Way (Hardback)

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Hardback 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 the Yorkshire 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

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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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“A thoroughly enjoyable read”

It wasn't my usual read but I thoroughly enjoyed this book - it was a like a breath of fresh air!

The author, poet Simon Armitage, decides to walk the Penine Way (in reverse) as a modern day troubadour, reliant... More

Paperback edition
17th July 2012
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“A brilliant love letter to the North”

My favourite book of the year so far. A wonderful lighthearted book looking at walking the Pennine Way the wrong way round. Easy to read and to close your eyes and drift away to the beautiful places written about. A... More

Paperback edition
13th July 2012
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