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  • Published: 1 October 2007
  • ISBN: 9780753509838
  • Imprint: Virgin Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $32.99
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Amber, Furs and Cockleshells

Bike Rides with Pilgrims and Merchants


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THE INTREPID EX-HEADMISTRESS FOLLOWS IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF MERCHANTS AND PILGRIMS OF THE AMBER ROAD

Myriad wonderful characters populate the pages of Anne Mustoe's fascinating book as she pedals along three very different, but equally evocative, roads - the Amber Route from the Baltic to the Adriatic, the Santa Fe Trail from the Missouri River to New Mexico and the Pilgrims' Way of St James from Le Puy to Santiago de Compostela.

Battling against ferocious winds in Jutland, blizzards in the Rockies, traffic jams of cyclists along the Danube and menus in Czech, Hungarian and Basque, Mustoe survives with her usual fortitude and wry humour, even when she is knocked off her bike by a short-sighted nonagenarian in a Fiat Panda.

  • Pub date: 1 October 2007
  • ISBN: 9780753509838
  • Imprint: Virgin Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $32.99
Categories:

About the Author

Anne Mustoe

Anne Mustoe was the headmistress of a girls' school in Suffolk until 1987, when she left her job and embarked on her first solo journey around the world by bicycle. She is an established travel writer with a substantial following.

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Praise for Amber, Furs and Cockleshells

“Evocative reading”

Observer

“Written by a real traveller”

Wanderlust

“Her wry sense of humour is one of the great charms of Lone Traveller”

Daily Telegraph


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