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Walking Home

(2012)
A non fiction book by

 
 
Nineteen days, 256 miles, and one renowned poet walking the backbone of England.

The wandering poet has always been a feature of our cultural imagination. Odysseus journeys home, his famous flair for storytelling seducing friend and foe. The Romantic poets tramped all over the Lake District searching for inspiration. Now Simon Armitage, with equal parts enthusiasm and trepidation, as well as a wry humor all his own, has taken on Britain's version of our Appalachian Trail: the Pennine Way. Walking "the backbone of England" by day (accompanied by friends, family, strangers, dogs, the unpredictable English weather, and a backpack full of Mars Bars), each evening he gives a poetry reading in a different village in exchange for a bed. Armitage reflects on the inextricable link between freedom and fear as well as the poet's place in our bustling world. In Armitage's own words, "to embark on the walk is to surrender to its lore and submit to its logic, and to take up a challenge against the self." 29 photographs

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Hardback Editions

March 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: Walking Home: A Poet's Journey
Author(s): Simon Armitage
ISBN: 0-87140-416-8 / 978-0-87140-416-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Liveright
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January 2013 : UK Hardback

Title: Walking Home
Author(s): Simon Armitage
ISBN: 0-7531-5320-3 / 978-0-7531-5320-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Large Print Books
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July 2012 : UK Hardback
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Title: Walking Home
Author(s): Simon Armitage
ISBN: 0-571-24988-4 / 978-0-571-24988-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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Paperback Editions

March 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Walking Home: A Poet's Journey
Author(s): Simon Armitage
ISBN: 0-87140-743-4 / 978-0-87140-743-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Liveright
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


January 2014 : UK Paperback

Title: Walking Home
Author(s): Simon Armitage
ISBN: 0-7531-5321-1 / 978-0-7531-5321-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Large Print Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


April 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Walking Home
Author(s): Simon Armitage
ISBN: 0-571-24989-2 / 978-0-571-24989-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

June 2013 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Walking Home
Author(s): Simon Armitage
ISBN: 1-4712-3563-7 / 978-1-4712-3563-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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April 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Walking Home: A Poet's Journey
Author(s): Simon Armitage
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   


Kindle Editions

March 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Walking Home: A Poet's Journey: A Poet's Journey
Author(s): Simon Armitage
Publisher: Liveright
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


June 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Walking Home
Author(s): Simon Armitage
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon UK