Spanish Steps

Spanish Steps

Non-Fiction, Travel, Travel Writing
Paperback Published on: 02/06/2005
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Synopsis

Ludicrous, heart-warming and improbably inspirational, Spanish Steps is the story of what happens when a rather silly man tries to walk all the way across a very large country, with a very large animal who doesn't really want to.

Being larger than a cat, the donkey is the kind of animal Tim Moore is slightly scared of. Yet intrigued by epic accounts of a pilgrimage undertaken by one in three medieval Europeans, and committed to historical authenticity, he finds himself leading a Pyrenean ass named Shinto into Spain, headed for Santiago de Compostela.

Over 500 miles of extreme weather and agonising bestial sloth, it becomes memorably apparent that for the multinational band of eccentrics who keep the Santiagan flame alive, the pilgrimage has evolved from a purely devotional undertaking into a mobile therapist's couch.

'Hailed as the new Bill Bryson, he is in fact a writer of considerably more substance and the jokes come thick and fast' Irish Times

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780099471943
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Weight: 258g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 21 mm

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Spanish Steps
Wonderful walk with a Donkay
Great book for those wanting to do the compostela. A pleasure to read and gets you thinking of doing something similar yourself despite the blisters it hig... READ MORE
Matthew Harvey