Sinning across Spain
Piper, Ailsa 

Format: Paperback
Library Classification: Adult Non Fiction
BIC Subjects: Biography: general
      Travel & holiday
Audience: General/trade
Publisher: Melbourne University Press
Imprint: Victory Books
Publication Date: 14/03/2012
Place of Publication: Australia

 Synopsis  Information
'Sinning Across Spain' is the story of Ailsa Piper’s 1300 kilometre walk from the southern city of Granada to Galicia. Aside from 10 kilograms of practicalities, she also lugged a load of sins in her swag. In the tradition of medieval believers, or scammers, who paid others to carry their sins to holy places, and so buy forgiveness, Ailsa asked her colleagues and friends to donate a sin. She then shouldered them across country, being taunted and tempted by them along the way, and trying to discover the mysteries of faith. What is faith? Did she have it? Could she get it? Would she know it if she saw it? 'Sinning across Spain' celebrates the call of the road, the possibilities for connection, and the simple act of putting one foot down - and then the other, and repeat - for more than a thousand kilometres of dusty road.