An Evening with Wainwright Prize Winner, Hugh Thomson
Wednesday 28th March 2018
19:00 at Waterstones, York
For centuries mules were used to transport goods across Britain. Strong, sturdy and able to carry a great deal of weight, they made ideal walking companions – as long as you didn’t ask them to do anything they didn’t want to do! Now Hugh Thomson revives that ancient tradition, using his experience of hiking with pack mules across the Andes to have what he calls ‘a South American adventure in England’.
Hugh takes his stubborn, cantankerous, yet ever trusty mule Jethro across England from the Yorkshire Moors to the Lake District, using old drovers’ roads and mule tracks that have fallen into disrepair. These wild parts of the North of England used mules extensively in the past and by recreating that experience, Hugh pays tribute to the forgotten muleteers who once roamed these hills.
These wild parts of the North of England used mules extensively in the past and by recreating that experience, Hugh pays tribute to the forgotten muleteers who once roamed these hills.
"Everywhere Thomson goes, he finds good stories to tell." New York Times Book Review
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