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  • Published: 11 September 2014
  • ISBN: 9780241959787
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 304

Walking Home

My Family and Other Rambles




The hugely anticipated, brilliantly charming new book from the much-loved author of My Animals and Other Family

In Clare Balding's family, walking just took too long - she galloped through the countryside and she galloped through life.

Then, in 1999, Clare took a call from a BBC producer looking for a presenter for a new radio series. 'Do you walk?' she asked. 'Well, I walk the dog . . .'

That series, Ramblings, is still going strong - and Clare's caught the walking bug. Now she wants her family to share some of that pleasure. Her and her brother Andrew are determined to conquer the Wayfarer's Walk, a 71 mile route. What could possibly go wrong?

  • Published: 11 September 2014
  • ISBN: 9780241959787
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 304

About the author

Clare Balding

Clare Balding is an award-winning presenter, writer and broadcaster who has been presenting sports on television since 1998, when she became synonymous with horse racing on the BBC. Since then, she has reported on five Olympic Games (from Atlanta, Sydney, Athens, Beijing and London) as well as four Paralympic Games and three Winter Olympics. In addition, she is well known for her rugby league coverage; has presented Crufts; and hosts BBC Radio 4's walking series Ramblings. She has also covered ceremonial events such as the Lord Mayor's Show, Trooping the Colour and the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. Her autobiography, My Animals and Other Family, was published in 2012 and won the National Book Award for biography of the year. It has sold over a quarter of a million copies in hardback. The same year, she won the BAFTA Special Award and RTS Presenter of the Year Award for her coverage of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. In 2013, she was awarded an OBE for services to broadcasting and journalism in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.

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Praise for Walking Home

Brilliant, magical, unmissable

Daily Mail

Who needs politicians agonising about national and regional identities? Clare Balding has effortlessly encapsulated all we love best about Britain

Telegraph

Clare Balding would be the ideal surrogate sister or auntie. The joy of this book is Balding's sheer rapture for life, movement and never shutting up about it

The Times

Balding has won over the literary world with her two volumes of autobiography

Evening Standard

Even the most reluctant of walkers will be tempted to don wellies after reading Clare's wonderful descriptions... effortless charm

Express

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