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The Resource Walking home : travels with a troubadour on the Pennine Way, Simon Armitage

Walking home : travels with a troubadour on the Pennine Way, Simon Armitage

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Walking home : travels with a troubadour on the Pennine Way
Title
Walking home
Title remainder
travels with a troubadour on the Pennine Way
Statement of responsibility
Simon Armitage
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
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1963-
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Armitage, Simon
Dewey number
914.28
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Armitage, Simon
  • Walking
  • Hiking
  • Pennine Way (England)
Label
Walking home : travels with a troubadour on the Pennine Way, Simon Armitage
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000049590890
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
285 p.
Isbn
9780571249886
Isbn Type
(hbk.) :
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
Walking home : travels with a troubadour on the Pennine Way, Simon Armitage
Publication
Control code
000049590890
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
285 p.
Isbn
9780571249886
Isbn Type
(hbk.) :
Other physical details
ill., maps

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