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The Year We Seized the Day : A True Story of Friendship and Renewal, Walking the Camino :  A True Story of Friendship and Renewal on the Camino - Elizabeth Best

The Year We Seized the Day : A True Story of Friendship and Renewal, Walking the Camino

A True Story of Friendship and Renewal on the Camino

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The utterly compelling and inspirational account of how two very different Australian writers tackle their demons walking the Camino de Santiago de Compostela, the legendary medieval pilgrimage across Spain. Elizabeth Best had always wanted to go on a pilgrimage.

Colin Bowles had never given it a moment's thought. But by a twist of fate the two barely acquainted writers seize the day and drop everything to retrace one of the oldest pilgrim routes in the western world, through the heart of Spain to Santiago de Compostela. It was meant to be a stroll in the sun, but they're under-prepared and carrying way too much baggage, in every sense. So what starts out as a physical challenge - it's a thousand kilometres, give or take - very quickly becomes a far greater struggle with demons they've kept hidden in the too-hard backpack for years.

Joined by grumpy monks, mad nuns and French cyclists with too much testosterone the two battle exhaustion and their pasts, fuelled by red wine and a perverse determination not to be beaten by a Spanish heat wave, the mountains or themselves. Set against a stunning background of golden wheat fields, misty mountains and tumbledown villages that haven't changed in centuries, The Year We Seized the Day is utterly compelling, by turns inspiring, moving and blackly funny, as two very different writers recount with astonishing candour an extraordinary journey of a lifetime.

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    Comments about The Year We Seized the Day : A True Story of Friendship and Renewal, Walking the Camino:

    One of those books you can't put down. I found their honesty refreshing and the description of their walk so real. It was a no holds barred travelogue. Highly recommend.

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    "By any measure, this is a remarkable, painful, illuminating and inspiring book." "Sydney Morning Herald""

    ISBN: 9781742372952
    ISBN-10: 1742372953
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 332
    Published: 1st January 2010
    Publisher: Allen & Unwin
    Country of Publication: AU
    Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.8  x 2.54
    Weight (kg): 0.3
    Edition Number: 1