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Like a Tramp, Like A Pilgrim: On Foot, Across Europe to Rome

by Harry Bucknall

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A quick read about a long walk, UK to Rome on a pilgrim route. Somewhat pedestrian (pun intended), a day to day account of travel and encounters, interesting enough but rarely inspiring, revelatory or moving. (to this regular walker) ( )
  DramMan | May 12, 2017 |
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Watching in disbelief as his computer was struck by lightning in 2007, Harry Bucknall had no idea that the subsequent trail of events would lead him to Rome - five years later, on foot. Following the Via Francigena, the ancient pilgrim path that dates back nearly two thousand years, Harry walks through England, France, Switzerland and Italy weaving a historical tapestry liberally coloured with tales of angels and saints, emperors and kings and war and revolution. He uncovers a little known route that leads him through vineyards and villages, towns and cities and over rivers and mountains to the heart of the Eternal City, Saint Peter's Basilica. Like A Tramp, Like A Pilgrim is a joyous journey of Elizabethan proportion filled with anecdote, adventure and mishap as Harry encounters the changing faces of a landscape suffused with history; yet his journey is perhaps most enriched by the extraordinary stories of those he meets - fellow pilgrims and locals alike - along the way.… (more)

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