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Travels With My Donkey recounts Tim Moore's pilgrimage by donkey along the ancient five-hundred-mile route from St Jean Pied-de-Port on the French side of the Pyrenees to the cathedral at Santiago de Compostela in Spain, housing the remains of Spain's patron saint. From the elevation of his donkey, Tim Moore derives bounteous amusement from his peculiar fellow travellers, an assortment of devout Christian pilgrims, new-age mystics and people looking for a cheap, boozy outdoor holiday. He also muses on pilgrims past, an illustrious crowd including Charlemagne, St Francis of Assisi and Chaucer's Wife of Bath. Tim Moore himself is untroubled by any religious belief, does not speak a word of Spanish and knows nothing about donkeys. But armed with the Codex Calixtinus, a twelfth-century handbook to the route and expert advice on donkey management from Robert Louis Stevenson, he sets out to master this most intransigent of beasts and to excise the cancer of cynicism from the dark heart of his sceptical soul. Hilarious and utterly original, Travels With My Donkey is an ideal balance of travel, anecdote and dry wit.
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Tim Moore's writing has appeared in the Daily Telegraph, the Observer, the Sunday Times and Esquire. He is the author of French Revolutions and Do Not Pass Go. He lives in west London with his wife and three children.Review:
'Moore is a talented and very funny writer' Daily Telegraph 'Hailed as the new Bill Bryson, he is in fact a writer of considerably more substance and the jokes come thick and fast' Irish Times 'Do Not Pass Go is a kind of Grand Tour, Reggie Perrin-style and its author is an original...We need more writers like him...You'll laugh with this book and you'll learn something too' Evening Standard 'He is a rare comic talent' The Times 'A very funny writer, oozing with comic ideas...There are fantastic jokes here, some lovely observation and a wealth of delicious information' Daily Mail
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Book Description CAPE JONATHAN (RAND), 2004. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110224062654