Walking Home: A Poet’s Journey by Simon Armitage

Walking Home

Reviewed by Terry Zignego (Library Staff)

I am a “wannabe” walker; I want to walk more often and dream of a vacation hiking in the Cotswolds! I had just finished The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry when I picked up Walking Home. Part travel guide, part memoir, Armitage sets out to walk the Pennine Way, Britain’s version of the Appalachian Trail. Each evening he gives a poetry reading at a local village in exchange for a bed, putting out a “sock” to collect donations. I enjoyed accompanying the poet on his journey. Fictional character Harold Fry & poet Armitage both encounter obstacles & kindnesses on their separate quests, symbolic of our human story, the journey of life.

Located in Adult Nonfiction (914.2 ARM)

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