Walking Home

Walking Home : Great British Adventures . . . and Other Rambles

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Walking Home - Clare Balding's unmissable new book of Great British Adventures

Clare Balding is on a mission to discover Britain and Ireland. She's conquered over 1,500 miles of footpaths, from the Pennine Way to the South-west Coast Path.

As well as blisters and a twisted ankle, she's walked with extraordinary people - botanists, barefooted ramblers, whisky-drinking widowers...

In Walking Home she shares these stories and tells of more (mis)adventures with her family and her wayward Tibetan terrier Archie. Along the way there are beguiling diversions and life-changing rambles.
Finally, Clare embarks on the most important journey of all - the long walk home.

Clare Balding's first book, My Animals and Other Family, was a runaway number one bestseller and won Autobiography of the Year at the 2012 Specsavers National Book Awards. Clare broadcasts on TV and radio for the BBC, Channel 4 and BT Sport. In 2013 she received an OBE for services to broadcasting and journalism. She lives in West London with her partner Alice, their Terrier Archie and a cat who couldn't give a damn called Itty.

Praise for My Animals and Other Family:

'You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll want a horse' Caitlin Moran

'Moving, funny, and larger than life' Michael Morpurgo

'Simply fabulous' Jilly Cooper

'Stonking anecdotes ... sharply charming' Guardian

'Magical, enchanting, riotously eccentric' Daily Mail
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 19mm | 236g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 0241959772
  • 9780241959770
  • 258,381

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Brilliant, magical, unmissable Daily Mail
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Brilliant, magical, unmissable * Daily Mail * Who needs politicians agonising about national and regional identities? Clare Balding has effortlessly encapsulated all we love best about Britain * Telegraph * Clare Balding would be the ideal surrogate sister or auntie. The joy of this book is Balding's sheer rapture for life, movement and never shutting up about it * The Times * Balding has won over the literary world with her two volumes of autobiography * Evening Standard * Even the most reluctant of walkers will be tempted to don wellies after reading Clare's wonderful descriptions... effortless charm * Express *
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About Clare Balding

Clare Balding's first book, My Animals and Other Family, was a runaway number one bestseller and won Autobiography of the Year at the 2012 Specsavers National Book Awards. Clare was lead presenter for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, which she won a BAFTA Special Award. She has presented horse racing on television and radio for 20 years, winning RTS Sports Presenter of the Year and Racing Broadcaster of the Year (twice).
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