“Succumb to Christine Palmer’s charm, spirit of adventure and huge sense of fun. I’m already shopping for my walking boots.”
~Susan Rae, Broadcaster
Walking Back to Happiness tells the funny and enlightening story of a woman who sets out to lose weight and ends up finding herself. In this memoir, Christine Palmer gives a guide to walking and to life in general through telling of her own experiences along the Camino de Santiago de Compostela and her life off the trail.
Though her main experience with walking is a route from the East End of London to Selfridge’s, she decides that the Pilgrim way is the perfect method to once again fit into a silk Bellino top. However, along her journey she discovers that there is much more to walking than the exercise. These reflections manifest themselves in digressions that are just as fascinating as the journey itself, offering opinions on everything from perfect recipes for canned fish to the things that end a marriage. Her humour and witty observations about her fellow travellers and the history of the sites she visits make this an amusing and enlightening read. Watch out: you may find yourself wanting to make a pilgrimage too!
About the Author: After a successful career with the BBC creating engaging, entertaining and informative television programmes, Christine Palmer moved to France to set up a chambres d’hotes and gallery, which she now manages with her husband Graham. Christine is an avid walker who has found comfort and happiness through stretching her legs across the European continent.
For more information on Maison Creme Anglaise, the chambres d’hotes Christine runs with her husband Graham click here.
Custard is a curious dog-with a curious name! Living in a picturesque medieval village in France with English couple Graham and Christine, he tries hard to be kind and gentle to everyone he meets, and to always keep his promises!
Join him and the rest of the “Custard Crew” on an exciting adventure in both French and English to rescue Henri the wild boar, making new friends along the way, and proving that “cowardy, cowardy Custard” is not so cowardly after all!
“This gorgeous children’s book is a must for any child’s first library – in both English and French. Vivid, exciting illustrations bring the thoughtful story alive – bound to be a favourite, much loved book.” J. Webb, Amazon