Walking the Camino Paperback

A Modern Pilgrimage to Santiago

by Tony Kevin;


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Walking the Camino

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In May 2006, armed only with a small rucksack and a staff, Tony Kevin, an overweight, sedentary, 63- year-old former diplomat, set off on an eight-week trek across Spain. But this was not just a very long walk - it was a pilgrimage. From Granada, in the southeast, to Santiago de Compostela, in the far northwest, Tony followed the Via Mozarabe and the Via de la Plata, two of the many pilgrim trails that crisscross Spain and Portugal and that all lead to a single destination. In the Middle Ages, the cathedral city of Santiago de Compostela was Europe's most famous centre of pilgrimage, and in recent years it has enjoyed a remarkable revival. What, in our busy, materialistic 21st century, is this apparently anachronistic phenomenon all about? What drives tens of thousands of people of all nationalities and creeds to make long, exhausting walks across the cold mountains and hot tablelands of Spain, to take part finally in a medieval Christian liturgy of spiritual renewal and reconciliation with God? Walking the Camino beautifully captures the flavour of what it was like to walk the Camino, and is filled with fascinating observations and anecdotes about the nature of contemporary Spain.
And because pilgrimage is such a deeply personal experience that has the potential to unlock the deepest recesses of hidden memory and conscience, it is also a profound personal meditation on the nature of modern life. It will be of interest to people who contemplate making, or who have made this walk; to those interested in the politics and culture of contemporary Spain; and indeed anyone who appreciates fine travel writing.

Walking the Camino by Tony Kevin was published by Scribe Publications in June 2008. The ISBN for Walking the Camino is 9781921372339.

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Page last updated 3rd December 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherScribe Publications (June 2008)
EditionNew edition
Weight259g
Number of Pages320
Thickness128 mm
Height198 mm
Width128 mm
ISBN9781921372339
ISBN-101921372338
Product Code4083667
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