Home to Rome: A Short Tale of a Long Walk is a truly wonderful narrative about our intrepid explorer’s journey as she sets out with her husband on their sojourn from Hampshire to Rome (via Canterbury and numerous fascinating places in between) to complete the Via Francigena, walking an eye watering 1,450 miles in just 77 days.
Sharing the joy of walking, it is a light-hearted and entertaining celebration of putting one foot in front of the other. The bite-size chapters, interspersed with colourful illustration, make it an easy read not only for the interested walker/hiker but also the armchair traveller.
The sporting challenge has gained a wider audience. It is no longer the provenance of the super fit but is increasingly appearing on the bucket list of the middle aged. This book is written not by a young intrepid male adventurer but by a woman, the wrong side of 50 - adventures are not just the prerogative of the young!