Talking Location With author Charlotte Rixon – Newcastle
Location(s): Northern Spain
Era(s): 21st century
A journey in search of love
Beth is a woman whose life is falling apart; there are problems with her marriage, her career is in the doldrums and her health is not good.
When she discovers her husband has been leading a double life she realises she has to get away from the cosy village life where everyone knows your business and spend some time alone. She decides to do something she has never done before. She embarks on a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela.
As Beth walks the five hundred miles across the north of Spain she is tested both physically and emotionally. She reaches the depths of despair and feels like giving up but then she meets other pilgrims—a soldier injured in Afghanistan, a woman who is looking for her lost son, a devout nun, a widower who thinks his life is over and many others—and each one has a tale to tell. Everyone is searching for something.
When she arrives in Santiago de Compostela, five weeks later, she realises that the journey has changed her in a way she never expected.
‘A really heart warming book.’ ‘Beautifully written, with believable interesting characters.’ ‘I found Santiago Tales a most compelling read.’
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