We are open! For operations and delivery updates due to COVID-19. (click here)
0

Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Walking Home by Simon Armitage

In 2010 Simon Armitage decided to walk the Pennine Way. The challenging 256-mile route is usually approached from south to north, from Edale in the Peak District to Kirk Yetholm, the other side of the Scottish border. He resolved to tackle it the other way round: through beautiful and bleak terrain, across lonely fells and into the howling wind, he would be walking home, towards the Yorkshire village where he was born.

Travelling as a 'modern troubadour' without a penny in his pocket, he stopped along the way to give poetry readings in village halls, churches, pubs and living rooms. His audiences varied from the passionate to the indifferent, and his readings were accompanied by the clacking of pool balls, the drumming of rain and the bleating of sheep.

Walking Home describes this extraordinary, yet ordinary, journey. It's a story about Britain's remote and overlooked interior - the wildness of its landscape and the generosity of the locals who sustained him on his journey. It's about facing emotional and physical challenges, and sometimes overcoming them. It's nature writing, but with people at its heart. Contemplative, moving and droll, it is a unique narrative from one of our most beloved writers.

Buy Walking Home by Simon Armitage from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780571249893
ISBN-10: 0571249892
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 126mm x 18mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publish Date: 4-Apr-2013
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - Walking Home by Simon Armitage

Book Reviews - Walking Home by Simon Armitage

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Walking Home book by Simon Armitage and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)


Author Biography - Simon Armitage

Simon Armitage was born in West Yorkshire and is Professor of Poetry at the University of Sheffield. A recipient of numerous prizes and awards, he has published ten collections of poetry, including Selected Poems (2001), Seeing Stars (2010), his acclaimed translation of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (2007) and more recently The Death of King Arthur (2012). A broadcaster and presenter, he also writes extensively for television and radio, is the author of two novels and the bestselling memoir All Points North. In 2010 he received the CBE for services to poetry.

A Preview for this title is currently not available.