‘I’m alive because of luck and doctors… Walking didn’t cure my ovarian cancer, the NHS did that. But walking both healed me and made me feel normal again…’ Ursula Martin
Ursula Martin never thought she would walk 3700 miles around Wales, but following a cancer diagnosis it seemed like the only reasonable thing to do. In 17 months, she traversed beaches and mountains, farms and urban sprawl. She received unimaginable support – people offered beds, food, cups of tea, donated to her chosen charities. Walking Wales rooted her in the country and in herself; her account of the physical and mental challenges painting a unique portrait of the natural landscape of a country and its people.
‘A rare combination of an epic tale of an extraordinary adventure and a delicately woven study of the kindness of random strangers.‘ Clare Balding
‘An inspiring tale of fortitude, determination and generosity that leaves the reader breathless with admiration.’ Kate Humble
‘Brave, fierce, honest and deeply moving… Like writers from Wordsworth to Rousseau, Chatwin to Leigh Fermor, Martin has answered the siren call to travel by foot. As St Augustine is supposed to have said, solvitur ambulando: it is solved by walking.’ Justin Marozzi
‘Nature writing of astonishing tenderness and brutal honesty.’ Hannah Englekamp
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