Amber, Furs and Cockleshells

Amber, Furs and Cockleshells : Bike Rides with Pilgrims and Merchants

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Myriad wonderful characters populate the pages of Anne Mustoe's fascinating book as she pedals along three very different, but equally evocative, roads - the Amber Route from the Baltic to the Adriatic, the Santa Fe Trail from the Missouri River to New Mexico and the Pilgrims' Way of St James from Le Puy to Santiago de Compostela. Battling against ferocious winds in Jutland, blizzards in the Rockies, traffic jams of cyclists along the Danube and menus in Czech, Hungarian and Basque, Mustoe survives with her usual fortitude and wry humour, even when she is knocked off her bike by a short-sighted nonagenarian in a Fiat Panda.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 128 x 192 x 20mm | 220g
  • Ebury Publishing
  • Virgin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • None
  • 0753509830
  • 9780753509838
  • 657,251

About Anne Mustoe

Anne Mustoe read Classics at Cambridge and was the headmistress of a girls' school in Suffolk until 1987, when she left her job and embarked on her first solo journey around the world by bicycle. She is an established travel writer with a substantial following who lectures regularly on her adventures.show more

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"Evocative reading" Observer "Written by a real traveller" Wanderlust "Her wry sense of humour is one of the great charms of Lone Traveller" Daily Telegraphshow more

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"Written by a real traveller"show more

Back cover copy

Vikings, Romans, Viennese Turks, Native Americans, pilgrims, outlaws, football fans, ballerinas and saints. A myriad wonderful characters populate the pages of Anne Mustoe's fascinating book as she pedals along three very different, but equally evocative, roads - the Amber Route from the Baltic to the Adriatic, the Santa Fe Trail from the Missouri River to New Mexico and the Pilgrims' Way of St James from Le Puy to Santiago de Compostela. Battling against ferocious winds in Jutland, blizzards in the Rockies, traffic jams of cyclists along the Danube and menus in Czech, Hungarian and Basque, Mustoe survives with her usual fortitude and wry humour, even when she is knocked off her bike by a short-sighted nonagenarian in a Fiat Panda. Her warm and accessible style brings to life the history and magic of three fascinating roads - following in the footsteps of merchants and pilgrims.show more

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40 ratings
3.42 out of 5 stars
5 12% (5)
4 30% (12)
3 45% (18)
2 12% (5)
1 0% (0)
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