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One summer, Simon Armitage decided to walk the Pennine Way - a challenging 256-mile route usually approached from south to north, with the sun, wind and rain at your back. However, he resolved to tackle it back to front, walking home towards the Yorkshire village where he was born, travelling as a 'modern troubadour', without a penny in his pockets and singing for his supper with poetry readings in village halls, churches, pubs and living rooms. Walking Home describes his extraordinary, yet ordinary, journey of human endeavour, unexpected kindnesses and terrible blisters. The companion volume, Walking Away, is published in June 2015.

Travel & MapsTravel writing Publisher: Faber & Faber Publication Date: 01/04/2013 ISBN-13: 9780571249893  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Simon Armitage was born in West Yorkshire and is Professor of Poetry at the University of Sheffield. A recipient of numerous prizes and awards, he has published ten collections of poetry, including Selected Poems (2001), Seeing Stars (2010), his acclaimed translation of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (2007) and more recently The Death of King Arthur (2012). A broadcaster and presenter, he also writes extensively for television and radio, is the author of two novels and the bestselling memoir All Points North. In 2010 he received the CBE for services to poetry.

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I am unsure of the 'purpose' of this book. It is clearly not a guide book, and whilst there are some very poetic descriptions, Armitage does not rival (say) Macfarlane as a landscape writer. The notion of the poetry readings en route has some interest, but not enough to sustain the full book as there is too much similarity between readings for the number described.

- 24/08/2015
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