Hadrian's Wall Path: Walking into Historyby Jane V. Blanchard
Wouldn't you love to go on an adventure and find that it was more than what you expected? That’s what happened to Jane V. Blanchard when she walked the Hadrian’s Wall Path, and what she wants to share with you in the this book. Join her as she walks eighty-four miles across northern England, explore the sites and legends associated with this historical
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Wouldn't you love to go on an adventure and find that it was more than what you expected? That’s what happened to Jane V. Blanchard when she walked the Hadrian’s Wall Path, and what she wants to share with you in the this book. Join her as she walks eighty-four miles across northern England, explore the sites and legends associated with this historical wall, and see if you too can journey back with her to the time of the Romans, the Brigantes (powerful Celtic British tribes) and the Picts (ferocious Celtic Scottish tribes).
Whether you enjoy trekking or armchair-adventures, Hadrian's Wall Path: Walking into History is an exciting journey. This book from the "Woman on Her Way" series takes you along the ancient Roman frontier between England and Scotland. Explore this World Heritage Site with more than 130 full-color photos and illustrations that display the majesty of ancient Roman engineering and the beauty of the Cumbrian and Northumberlain landscapes. Learn what Roman life was like more than 2000 years ago. Enjoy walking along this imposing monument with Jane V. Blanchard as she describes in a heartfelt way, the terrain, the culture, the challenges, and her personal growth and changes.
* Discover Hadrian’s Wall, what it encompasses, then and now.
* Learn about Roman life and what it was like living on Rome’s most northern frontier.
* Visualize the beauty of northern England through Jane’s vivid descriptions, photographs, and illustrations.
* Find out about the current English culture and lore.
* Understand why so many people visit sites along the Hadrian’s Wall Path.
"Hadrian's Wall Path: Walking into History" is a finalist for the prestigious 2015 President's Award from the Florida Authors & Publisher's Association.
"Hadrian’s Wall Path: Walking into History is a riveting, well-written chronicle of a hiking adventure across the English countryside. More importantly, it is what Jane Blanchard herself learns, that 'History becomes interesting, and it is coming alive.' Fortunately, she does this for the reader as well. I found the details to be illuminating and thought-provoking, yet simple and to the point. Some highlights of the adventure: Once Brewed, Twice Brewed; Nine Nicks of Thirlwall, King Arthur, “Bogle”, mizzle and all. Highly recommended!.” ~ Maryann Burchell, South Bay Publishing LLC
This is the second book in the "Woman on Her Way" series. These books describe Jane V. Blanchard's adventures on ancient European routes or primitive wilderness trails. Travel with her as she explores new horizons and venture with her into this world's premier historic, scenic, or cultural itineraries.
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Jane V. Blanchard is the author of the "Woman on Her Way" series. Since retiring in 2011, she has visited sixteen countries by foot and by bicycle, and written two books about her wanderings. In her first book, Women of the Way: Embracing the Camino, Jane mingles her personal story with conversations she had with modern-day female pilgrims who also trekked the Camino. In Hadrian's Wall Path: Walking into History, Jane shares her discoveries along the 84-mile path across northern England. Jane was born in Hartford, Connecticut. Upon graduation from college, she worked as a travel guide in Madrid, Spain, and cried at her first bullfight. In 1975, she and her husband Dennis lived in a tent in Winchendon, Massachusetts, for six months (until December) while they built a log cabin. After two years of living off-the-grid, they lived a self-sufficient lifestyle on a five-acre “gentleman's” farm. Before moving to Sarasota, Florida, she lived in Hampstead, New Hampshire for twenty-four years, where she raised two children, was a soccer and Odyssey of the Mind coach, and received the New Hampshire Excellence in Education Volunteer of the Year Award in 1996. She enjoyed hiking and biking, and climbed twenty of the forty 4,000-foot mountains in New England. In her fifties, Jane started mountain biking and racing. In 2002, she placed second in the Eastern Fat Tire Association Senior Division. “Even though I was not the fastest competitor, I did attend and complete the majority of that year's races. Just like with the turtle and the hare, slow and consistent wins over fast but sporadic.” In Sarasota, Jane became involve with several national and local organizations bent on helping women, and hosted a weekly radio show, Woman Matters, for two-and-a-half years. When she married in 1974, her husband Dennis and she joked about creating a lifetime of memories to chat about when sitting in their rockers in old age. Now in her mid 60s, Jane is still creating memories, experiencing life as fully as possible, and looking forward to a long future. “I have to live long enough to write about all my adventures,” she says. In addition to having adventures, writing and publishing, Jane enjoys gardening, cooking, reading, and spending time with friends and family. Jane promotes writing as a business and blogs to help indie authors become successful. She started her writer's blog, My Musings in 2011 to provide strategies and support for indie authors and to chronicle her journey into indie authoring. As with any venture, some paths were more difficult than others. Sometimes she got lost and had to restart. Sometimes she went in circles. As she navigated her way into writing and indie publication, Jane realized that to be successful she had to treat her writing career as a business and started applying the skills learned in getting her MBA. Since that realization, Jane promotes “authorpreneurship” (being an author-entrepreneur).
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