Best Foot Forward: A 500-Mile Walk Through Hidden France

Best Foot Forward: A 500-Mile Walk Through Hidden France

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by Susie Kelly
     
 

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When Susie Kelly decides, in her 50s, on a whim, to trek alone across France from La Rochelle to Lake Geneva in Switzerland, she entrusts her French farmhouse full of assorted animals to a total stranger from San Antonio, Texas. For each of them it is a life-changing experience. Both find their resourcefulness and ingenuity tested to the limit as, in their own ways

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When Susie Kelly decides, in her 50s, on a whim, to trek alone across France from La Rochelle to Lake Geneva in Switzerland, she entrusts her French farmhouse full of assorted animals to a total stranger from San Antonio, Texas. For each of them it is a life-changing experience. Both find their resourcefulness and ingenuity tested to the limit as, in their own ways, they explore and enjoy the culture, cuisine and people of Europe's most fascinating country. While Susie doggedly tramps 500 miles over unknown terrain, frequently lost and either too hot or too cold, Texan Jennifer Shields copes heroically with lost dogs, erratic electricity, old men hiding in bushes, and a language she cannot speak. A touching, true story of English eccentricity, the Texan pioneering spirit, and two women old enough to know better. "A book to inspire" Good Housekeeping Magazine With links to bespoke maps for each chapter. Follow Susie's journey online as you read. "This is one of the best travel books I have read to date. I thoroughly enjoyed reading every drop of it." Bas Bleu "I would have never thought I could be so addicted to a book about a woman who decided to walk 500 miles through the French countryside . This book was delightful." Jo-Anne Himmelman "Susie is ... able to paint a picture with words that makes me feel like I am beside her on her journey. Perfect for the Francophile, the armchair adventurer, and the lover of good literature for this is surely literature." US Reviewer France travel, Switzerland travel, Biography & Autobiography Adventurers and Explorers, Babyboomer Adventure, Boomer adventure, budget camping, long distance walking, long distance hiking, unknown France, camping, solo hiking, solo walking, solo travel, France humor, humor, humour, France humour, walking holidays, walking, hiking, endurance sport

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ISBN-13:
9780993092275
Publisher:
Blackbird Digital Books
Publication date:
02/10/2015
Pages:
220
Sales rank:
1,101,659
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

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