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A pilgrim’s progress to Santiago

To make the pilgrimage less grim, avoid the Pyrenees — and your fellow travellers, advises Jean-Christophe Rufin

16 April 2016

9:00 AM

16 April 2016

9:00 AM

The Santiago Pilgrimage: Walking the Immortal Way Jean-Christophe Rufin, translated by Martina Dervis and Malcolm Imrie

MacLehose Press, pp.235, £14.99, ISBN: 9780857059987

In his friendly and beguiling voice, Jean-Christophe Rufin explains (in a way that reminded me of the pre-journey relish of Camilo José Cela’s Journey to the Alcarria) that, before setting off on foot for Santiago de Compostela, he went to a little shop in Paris and joined the Association of Friends of St James.

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