Spanish Steps

Moore, Tim

£12.99

This text recounts Tim Moore’s pilgrimage along the ancient five-hundred-mile route from St Jean Pied-de-Port on the French side of the Pyrenees to the cathedral at Santiago de Compostela in Spain, housing the remains of Spain’s patron saint. His companion on the walk is a donkey called Shinto.

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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

Additional information

Weight 246 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 × 22 mm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

328

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

914.60483 (edition:22)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K