Like a Tramp, Like A Pilgrim: OnFoot, Across Europe to Rome

Like a Tramp, Like A Pilgrim: OnFoot, Across Europe to Rome By Harry Bucknall, Like a Tramp Like A Pilgrim OnFoot Across Europe to Rome Watching in disbelief as his computer was struck by lightning in Harry Bucknall hadno idea that the subsequent trail of events would lead him to Rome five years later on foot Following the Via
  • Title: Like a Tramp, Like A Pilgrim: OnFoot, Across Europe to Rome
  • Author: Harry Bucknall
  • ISBN: 9781408187241
  • Page: 355
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Like a Tramp, Like A Pilgrim: OnFoot, Across Europe to Rome By Harry Bucknall, Watching in disbelief as his computer was struck by lightning in 2007, Harry Bucknall hadno idea that the subsequent trail of events would lead him to Rome five years later, on foot.Following the Via Francigena, the ancient pilgrim path that dates back nearly two thousand years, Harry walks through England,France, Switzerland and Italy weaving a historical tapestry liberWatching in disbelief as his computer was struck by lightning in 2007, Harry Bucknall hadno idea that the subsequent trail of events would lead him to Rome five years later, on foot.Following the Via Francigena, the ancient pilgrim path that dates back nearly two thousand years, Harry walks through England,France, Switzerland and Italy weaving a historical tapestry liberally coloured with tales of angels and saints, emperors and kings and war and revolution He uncovers a little known route that leads him through vineyards and villages, towns and cities and over rivers and mountains to the heart of the Eternal City, Saint Peter s Basilica.Like A Tramp, Like A Pilgrim is a joyous journey of Elizabethan proportion filled with anecdote,adventure and mishap as Harry encounters the changing faces of a landscape suffused withhistory yet his journey is perhaps most enriched by the extraordinary stories of those he meets fellow pilgrims and locals alike along the way.
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    About "Harry Bucknall"

    1. Harry Bucknall

      Harry Bucknall was born in 1965 and brought up in Dorset After 12 years service in the British Army, he worked in the oil and mining industries and as a consultant in the Middle East He has also produced theatre on the London Fringe, sat on the Olivier Awards Panel and reviewed theatre for Arts Council, London As a freelance travel writer he has contributed to the international and national press He lives in London and returns to his native Dorset whenever time permits IN THE DOLPHINS WAKE about Harry s journey from Venice to Istanbul was published by Bene Factum in 2011 LIKE A TRAMP LIKE A PILGRIM, the story of his 1,400 mile walk from London to Rome will be published by Bloomsbury in the summer of 2014.facebook likeatrampli.on Like Tramp Pifacebook pages In the facebook harry.bucknall

    479 thoughts on “Like a Tramp, Like A Pilgrim: OnFoot, Across Europe to Rome”

    1. These days it seems almost commonplace to encounter stories about walking a pilgrimage on The Way of St James El Camino Pilgrimage in Spain I ve read a number of these and lately have been wondering if The Way is really crowded Certainly a large number of people s experiences have made it into print.Therefore I was interested to see this book by Harry Bucknall about his pilgrimage walking the Via Francigena from Canterbury to Rome I m not the only one who s never heard of this ancient pilgrim tr [...]


    2. I disliked Bucknall s first book about traveling through the Greek islands, but here he s redeemed himself Hiring a professional narrator solved much of the problem, as well as his being humble and less caustic Recommended if you think you might like this one, give it a try.


    3. A book with an identity crisis A travelogue a historical guide to an ancient pilgrimage route A journal of self discovery So it tried to be all three and failed at being anything I liked the history but it was just filler The travelogue bits required a keener eye and a better thesaurus, and just when the author allowed it to get personal and interesting he would shut it down abruptly.


    4. Having walked the Via Francigena from Lausanne to Rome myself, I could relate to so many of the places and even persons that Harry Bucknall refers to in his travel book And most often with the same emotions that he expresses Fantastic It took me a while to start liking his travel report Not only because I didn t know the first part of the Via but am eager to discover it one day , but because I felt he was not really into pilgrimage, did not confirm my emotions as a pilgrim The change gradually b [...]


    5. With a title that pays homage to one of my favorite writers, Patrick Leigh Fermor, I couldn t wait to pick up this book and read about the author s peregrinations on a pilgrimage along the Via Francigena from London to Rome While much of journey read like a daily journal, it was filled with profound realizations the author discovers along the way, and loved the passages about angels guiding his way Like A Tramp, Like a Pilgrim is a wonderful read that will transport you on a journey from London [...]


    6. I was hoping for great things from this book having heard an interview with the author on the radio and thinking the undertaking would be a great endeavour to accomplish However, having read about 2 thirds it is leaving me a bit unfulfilled and wanting It is a book of what I did on my holidays rather than a spiritual awakening There are many accounts of military history, probably due to the authors own background influencing his interests, but these don t feel particularly emotive and get a bit [...]


    7. A very entertaining tale about a modern pilgrimage with history, anecdotes and good humour What makes this story so touching however are the moments when Harry candidly shares with the reader how difficult a task he has taken on, not necessarily for its spiritual challenge but for the sheer physical and mental stamina required to walk from London to Rome These moments of introspection and resolution give the book real depth, and also a warm, human touch.


    8. Great travel book We follow along with the daily travels of the author Harry Bucknall and meet the various characters along the way The narrator and the writing kept me interested to the very last.


    9. I loved this book, I listened to it on audible and ordered a physical copy because I enjoyed it so It s very much an armchair book, for when you re wanting a nice relax and a bit of an escape because wouldn t it be nice to take yourself off and walk for months


    10. A good book that tells of a great walking adventure full of history and culture and urges the reader to try something of greatness themselves.



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