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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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The Year We Seized the Day: A True Story of Friendship and Renewal on the Camino

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The utterly compelling and inspirational account of how two very different writers tackle their demons walking the Camino de Santiago de Compostela, the legendary medieval pilgrimage across Spain
 
Elizabeth Best had always wanted to go on a pilgrimage. Colin Bowles had never given it a moment's thought. But by a twist of fate the two barely acquainted writers seize the day and drop everything to retrace one of the oldest pilgrimage routes in the Western world, through the heart of Spain to Santiago de Compostela. It was meant to be a stroll in the sun, but they're under-prepared and carrying way too much baggage, in every sense. Bound by a promise and fueled by local vino, what starts out as a physical challenge—500 miles, give or take—quickly becomes an epic tale of tragedy, triumph, and fierce loyalty as a scenic walk through mystic lands gives rise to far greater personal journeys. Set amidst the olive groves, rolling hills, castles, and cathedrals of northern Spain and featuring a supporting cast of eccentrics—from mad monks to angry nuns, Lycra-clad cyclists, international soul seekers, and boisterous boy scouts, this is an inspiring, moving, and blackly funny account of two hapless pilgrims on an extraordinary journey to the end of the earth and beyond.

About the Author

Elizabeth Best is the author of Eli's Wings. Colin Bowles is the author of more than 30 historical novels, including When We Were Gods, under the name Colin Falconer.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781742372952
Author:
Best, Elizabeth
Publisher:
Allen & Unwin Australia
Author:
Bowles, Colin
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Europe - Spain & Portugal
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20100731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
322
Dimensions:
8 x 5 x 1 in 0.7 lb

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