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    And Did Those Feet: Walking Through 2000 Years of British and Irish History (Paperback) By (author) Charlie Connelly

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    DescriptionThe landscape of the British Isles is filled with history, much of which we miss as it flashes past the car window. Do we even realise that we're following the same path as the Tolpuddle Martyrs, or that we're driving past the exact spot where King Harold was killed, shot through the eye with an arrow? As a lover of both history and the British countryside, Charlie Connelly decided to rectify this, and set out on a series of walks that recreate famous historical journeys. En route he retells the story of the original trip while discovering who and what now inhabit these iconic routes. Walking in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales, Charlie journeys alongside Boudicca's ghost in Norfolk, relives Bonnie Prince Charlie's flight to Skye disguised as Flora MacDonald's maid and takes the same 32-mile round trip as the starving Louisburgh famine walkers. He suffers broken toes, becomes trapped in the Scottish Parliament and encounters dead poets and a surprisingly high number of mad old women in woolly hats. Told with Charlie's customary charm and wit, And Did Those Feet will reveal the historical secrets hidden in the much-loved coastal, country and urban landscapes of Britain.


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    Title
    And Did Those Feet
    Subtitle
    Walking Through 2000 Years of British and Irish History
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Charlie Connelly
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781408700846
    ISBN 10: 1408700840
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: TRV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.5
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBK
    BIC subject category V2: WTL
    BISAC V2.8: TRV010000
    DC22: 914.10486
    Publisher
    Little, Brown Book Group
    Imprint name
    Little, Brown
    Publication date
    01 January 2009
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    As well as writing bestselling travel books such as ATTENTION ALL SHIPPING and IN SEARCH OF ELVIS, Charlie Connelly is also a broadcaster for Radio 4 and presenter for BBC1's The Holiday Programme.
    Review quote
    For IN SEARCH OF ELVIS: 'A really, really good idea ... Connelly is an eminently affable, agreeable guide' DAILY MAIL * 'A thoroughly enjoyable exploration of an icon and his legacy' DAILY EXPRESS Praise for ATTENTION ALL SHIPPING: 'One of those simple yet brilliant ideas' Daily Mail 'What a great idea for a book' - Scotland on Sunday