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Mrs. S. A. McWhinnie

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  • "A relaxing and enjoyable read"

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    Simon Armitage, who narrates his own book, has a very relaxing voice which makes this an enjoyable read. His narrative about walking the Pennine way - using no money except that which he earns from readings of poetry along the way - is charming and interesting. He includes a couple of his poems later in the book which are magical.

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    Walking Home: Travels with a Troubadour on the Pennine Way

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    • By Simon Armitage
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    In summer 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.

    Mrs. S. A. McWhinnie says: "A relaxing and enjoyable read"
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