Small Steps With Paws and Hooves

A Highland Journey

  • Imprint: Summersdale
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • Price: £7.99
  • Publication date: 6 April 2010
  • ISBN: 9781849530439

About the book

The clouds disappeared and gave us a clear day. No more excuses. No more newspapers, radio, beds, hot water, china mugs…

Meet Barnie, 11 months old, dangerously learning to walk… Tess the dog, who likes rolling in smelly things… Ben the cart horse, who barely fits through a stile… Spud, a young mother recovering from cancer treatment, who wants to share with her motley family the joys of following old drovers’ trails around the Cairngorm Mountains… and Rob, who abandons his stethoscope for an OS map to accompany her.

Lively, funny and contemplative, Small Steps will inspire you to hit the road.

Reviews

'Walking was at the heart of her two books... Her detailed observations… helped her illustrate what's important in life.' Extract from an Appreciation of Spud Talbot-Ponsonby

The Southern Reporter

'An extraordinary Scottish walking adventure... This inspirational tale is a must for those who love the Scottish countryside and walking.'

Scotland Magazine

'[This] Her most famous book... covered this last inspirational 150-mile adventure across the Grampians… has been reissued in her memory.'

Mail on Sunday

'The book is re-published in memory of a young woman who lived life to the full.'

Walk (The Ramblers' Association magazine)

'a deeply personal account... both funny and sad... an incredible tale of determination and bravery.'

Border Telegraph

'The travelogue is punctuated by Spud's inner journey coping with cancer… Everyone should read this book to revive the knowledge.'

Real Travel

'This inspiring and very funny book was first published in 1998 and is now enjoying a well deserved reprint.'

The Shetland Times

'Walking was at the heart of her two books... Her detailed observations… helped her illustrate what's important in life.'

Extract from an Appreciation of Spud Talbot-Ponsonby

The Southern Reporter

'An inspirational book.'

This is Bristol

'I never knew I could laugh and cry so much whilst still enjoying a book… an inspirational view on life.'

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