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

Author(s): Harry Bucknall

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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.


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A witty, erudite and spiritual account of the journey on foot from St Paul's in London to St Peter's in Rome.

He is particularly good on things spiritual. -- Mark Palmer The Daily Mail A great book. -- Patrick Leigh Fermor on 'In the Dolphin's Wake' I very much enjoyed it. -- Jan Morris on 'In the Dolphin's Wake'

Harry Bucknall is the author of In the Dolphin's Wake and has written for a number of national newspapers and travel publications, including The Sunday Telegraph, The Spectator, Sunday Times Travel Magazine, Irish Independent, and Country Life.

General Fields

  • : 9781408187241
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Bloomsbury Continuum
  • : 0.454
  • : July 2014
  • : 216mm X 135mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : July 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Harry Bucknall
  • : Hardback
  • : 263.0424
  • : 272