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Sinning Across Spain : Walking the Camino - Ailsa Piper

Sinning Across Spain

Walking the Camino

Paperback Published: 2nd October 2017
ISBN: 9780522872224
Number Of Pages: 277

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Walking has been the constant in Ailsa Piper's life. Setting down one foot after the other takes her to a transformative-and transcendent-place.

Her bestselling memoir Sinning Across Spain was inspired by the tradition of medieval walkers who were paid by others to carry their sins to holy places. The cargo included anger, envy, pride and lust. She hiked alone through the endless olive groves of the Camino MozBrabe, from the legendary southern city of Granada toward the centuries-old pilgrim destination, Santiago de Compostela, in the far north-west of Spain.

In dusty pueblos and epic landscapes, miracles found her. Angels in both name and nature eased her path.

When faced with the untimely death of her husband, Peter, her 'true north', Ailsa returned to the Camino trail, this time in France, to walk through her sorrow.

This second pilgrimage is the story of a walk where the burden is her own grief, not the sins of others, and which ultimately sees her walking into life and hope.

About the Author

Ailsa Piper has worked as a writer, theatre director, teacher, radio broadcaster, speaker and actor. She played a physio on Neighbours for three years, and wishes she had paid more attention to the massage moves she was taught. John Bell will direct The Duchess of Malfi in July-a version co-adapted by Ailsa. Her play Small Mercies won the Patrick White Playwrights Award, and she has been nominated for Green Room awards as director and actor. She is yet to win an award for walking.

Sinning Across Spain

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Thoroughly enjoyed this book which made me feel I went along with the writer each day - less the exhaustion of her remarkable feat. Openly shared and truthfully recorded the ups and downs of taking on such a task. Having visited Spain a reminder of just how welcoming and generous people they can be bought back good memories.

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ISBN: 9780522872224
ISBN-10: 0522872220
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 277
Published: 2nd October 2017
Publisher: Melbourne University Press
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.3 x 12.6  x 3.1
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised

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