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The Crossway by Guy Stagg



ISBN: 9781509844593 Category: Tags: ,


Winner – Edward Stanford Travel Memoir of the Year 2019. Shortlisted – Rathbones Folio Prize Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize and Somerset Maugham Award 2019. ‘An extraordinary travelogue strange and brilliant’ – i In 2013 Guy Stagg walked from Canterbury to Jerusalem. Though a non-believer he began the pilgrimage after suffering several years of mental illness hoping the ritual would heal him. For ten months he hiked alone on ancient paths crossing ten countries and more than 5500 kilometres. Travelling without support he had to rely each night on the charity of strangers. The Crossway is an account of Stagg’s extraordinary journey. It describes the dangers he faced on the road captures the people he met and the landscapes he experienced offers a unique insight into contemporary faith and – most movingly – lays bare his struggle to escape the past and walk towards recovery. It was a BBC Radio 4 ‘Book of the Week’ on publication.

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