After 28 years of family life, seven children raised, 15 house moves and an operation for cancer, Jennifer Lash suddenly had the urge to go on a pilgrimage. This is the story of that journey. The places are as various as the people - Lourdes, Lisieux, the great gipsy festival at Les Saintes Maries de la Mer on the Mediterranean, Le Puy, and alone at Las Chaise Dieu high in the forests of the Auvergne. Finally, there is the celebratory phenomenon of Santiago de Compostela in the North-West of Spain.;Jennifer Lash is the author of "Blood Ties".