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Book Review – The Salt Path, Raynor Winn

Julia’s Reading Challenge for 2019 0% Introduction Just days after Raynor learns that Moth, her husband of 32 years, is terminally ill, their home and livelihood is taken away. With nothing left and little time, they make the brave and impulsive decision to walk the 630 miles of the sea-swept South West Coast Path, from…

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Book Review – Walking Home, Clare Balding

Julia’s Reading Challenge for 2019 0% Introduction In Clare Balding’s family, walking just took too long – she galloped through the countryside and she galloped through life. There was certainly no time to get to know Britain beyond its racecourses. Then, in 1999, Clare took a call out of the blue from a BBC producer…

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Book Review – How To Be Human: The Manual

Julia’s Reading Challenge for 2019 0% Introduction It took us 4 billion years to evolve to where we are now. No question, anyone reading this has won the evolutionary Hunger Games by the fact you’re on all twos and not some fossil. This should make us all the happiest species alive – most of us…

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Book Review – First Man In, Leading From The Front

Julia’s Reading Challenge for 2019 0% Introduction No one is born a leader. But through sheer determination and by confronting life’s challenges, Ant Middleton has come to know the meaning of true leadership. In First Man In, he shares the core lessons he’s learned over the course of his fascinating, exhilarating life. Special forces training…

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Book Review – The Year We Seized The Day : A True Story of Friendship and Renewal on the Camino

book review: The Year We Seized the Day: A True Story of Friendship and Renewal on the Camino

Julia’s Reading Challenge for 2019 0% Introduction The utterly compelling and inspirational account of how two very different writers tackle their demons walking the Camino de Santiago de Compostela, the legendary medieval pilgrimage across Spain Elizabeth Best had always wanted to go on a pilgrimage. Colin Bowles had never given it a moment’s thought. But by…

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Book Review – Dare to Do by Sarah Outen

Julia’s Reading Challenge for 2019 0% Introduction On 1 April 2011, rower and adventurer Sarah Outen set off in her kayak from Tower Bridge for France. her aim was simple: to circle the globe entirely under her own steam – cycling, kayaking and rowing across Europe, Asia, the Pacific, North America, the Atlantic and eventually…

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Book Review – The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Julia’s Reading Challenge for 2019 0% Introduction Paulo Coelho’s masterpiece tells the mystical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure. His quest will lead him to riches far different—and far more satisfying—than he ever imagined. Santiago’s journey teaches us about the essential wisdom of listening…

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Book Review – Can’t Hurt Me, by David Goggins

Introduction For David Goggins, childhood was a nightmare — poverty, prejudice, and physical abuse coloured his days and haunted his nights. But through self-discipline, mental toughness, and hard work, Goggins transformed himself from a depressed, overweight young man with no future into a U.S. Armed Forces icon and one of the world’s top endurance athletes.…

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