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She Won't Get Far Her Bag's Too Heavy [Kindle Edition]

Marie Stamp
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

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A story about a woman and her dog starting out on a walk on the South West Coast Path with the intention of walking from Minehead to Land's End. Her dog carrying his own baggage and she carrying a huge rucksack full of things that give her self sufficiency. Sporting shin splints, she stumbles and sweats her way along, making cock-ups and dropping clangers, walking in circles and getting totally knackered. They survive hypothermia and ford streams that have turned into raging rivers after flash flooding. When one man she meets tells her that not many women have backpacked on their own with a dog and walked all of the 630 mile coast path in one go, she is determined when she reaches Land's End, to keep going and the nearer she gets to the end at Poole, the more determined and ambitious she becomes to selfishly finish the whole path. Along the way she tells tales from her youth, like the time she fell down a road side drain on a first and last date with a boy with a carrot red hair and bad acne, and the shoplifting dog she had when she was 12 years old that stole dog food so she could buy cigarettes instead, and other scams she had to fuel her fag habit. She also tells of her adventures while climbing the Matterhorn and Mont Blanc and other long distance walks she has had the privilege to walk. She somehow manages to finish the South West Coast Path after wearing out two pairs of boots and one dog.

About the Author

Marie Stamp lives in Manchester England and has to endure the thickest of northern accents as well as the rain. If you can shut your eyes when reading her swear words you will be fine

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 166 KB
  • Print Length: 110 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1466219416
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Marie Stamp (1 Dec 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005H5T71Q
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #112,919 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Her bags too heavy 10 Jan 2014
By Panda
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Very easy read very entertaining. One of England's special characters, has very strong views and an iron will, felt exhausted with her by the time she finished. Well Done Marie
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Must try the walk myself sometime..... 2 Feb 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Not having a computer or ebook reader of my own, I bought the paperback version of this book a few weeks ago, and I enjoyed it very much. As a walker and mountaineer myself, the book's right up my street, and it also reminded me that outdoor adventures don't necessarily need detailed advanced planning to be ultimately successful. I thought the first three chapters, describing various happenings in Marie's life prior to her embarking on the walk, set the scene well. Once the walk itself starts in chapter 4, I soon gained a sense of admiration for the way in which Marie and Buddy dealt with the various trials and tribulations they experienced. Admittedly the grammar and syntax could be better, but for me this is a minor niggle - it's the story itself that interests me, not the perfection or otherwise of the English language used to relate it! I can also appreciate that Marie's sense of humour won't appeal to everybody, but I certainly had lots of laughs while reading it. I'd recommend it to anyone interested in the great outdoors in general and long-distance walking in particular.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Where's Me Boots? 14 Oct 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
Really enjoyed it! Couldn't put it down - stayed in bed all morning to finish it off. Great title and interesting format [description of the journey interspersed with irreverent anecdotes about the author's life]. BUT I WANTED MORE OF THEM. I want to read more. It's crying out for a 2nd edition: with photographs [all those people taking photos of Buddy looking "cute" in his jacket . I wanted to see him too]. Let's hope she sets off again soon and we can read more of her adventures. It has certainly inspired me to get my boots out again.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars hilarious 2 Sep 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
This book is brilliant, it made me laugh out loud more than once. It created a brilliant mental picture of life on the road, and the vivid descriptions of the journey, and the people she met on the way, made me feel like I was almost there with her. Here's hoping she sets off again soon, and treats us to another slice of life on the move around this beautiful country.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Real Trooper!!! 9 Aug 2012
By Artnut
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I am probably biased with this fantastic read. I was born on the same estate as Marie, and so can identify with a lot of what Marie says and does. It is a really easy read, and extremely funny. I applaud Marie for her guts, her patience, and her determination against huge obstacles. She is one hell of a human being. I can't wait for the next book - Go on Marie - get writing!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A little book that leaves you wanting more 21 Feb 2012
By darl0
Format:Kindle Edition
I really enjoyed this little book. I can see why some reviewers complain about the writing style but to me if you change that you take away from who the author is. She is honest and open about her life (and about her dishonesty!) She just tells things in her own words and I found her inspirational. Here's hoping she makes it round Britain and treats us to a book about that too.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very entertaining read 2 Feb 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
The author decides, on a bit of a whim, to walk the whole South West Footpath with her dog. You have to admire the authors tenacity of walking such a long way with very little forward planning.

I found her writing very descriptive having lived in Devon and Cornwall myself her descriptions of those areas are very accurate. She is never self indulgent and her tales made me smile often with the various predicaments that Marie overcomes along the way. Unlike one or two other reviewers I never found her boring or her literary intelligence anything but excellent.

Very good value for money and shows the possibilities open to all of us - if we're brave enough..and, if not.... well we can just read about her travels instead. I will look out for more from this author.
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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspirational & Rib Crackingly Funny!! 20 Sep 2011
Format:Paperback
When I read the first chapter of this book I was so close to tears I didn't really want to carry on reading, but..... I'm so glad I did. This book is the funniest book I've ever read and I've read quite a few from supposedly top comedians! The authors "tell it how it is" style was gripping and so darn funny! Maybe it's because I'm a northerner too that I struck up a deep understanding of the humour behind all the high's and lows that she went through on this vast journey. It's such a truly inspirational story that it's made me sit down and have a long hard think as to why I don't do something like this? You will too ladies when you read it!

So when I bump into you on the South West Coastal path on your own with your rather heavy baggage, we'll have a sit down and a chat over a cup of tea about how you were inspired to be there after reading this book.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars a different take on life and hiking
An honest account of personal dishonesty and failings, but also triumph over the trail and the problems wild camping, finding b&b's, warts and all account.
Published 8 months ago by dkgio
5.0 out of 5 stars Great holiday read
Enjoyed this light reading book. Easy to read, funny, would recommend as a holiday book read. Nicely written easy flow.
Published 15 months ago by Pat
1.0 out of 5 stars A missed opportunity
I purchased this book after reading the first few reviews and now I wish I had read more!

I found the style rather monotonous and was so disappointed not to have more... Read more
Published 15 months ago by Gill Hancock
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book
I enjoyed this book and although there were no laugh out loud bits in it there were amusing bits. In some parts you almost felt her pain and i felt she was very brave to wild camp... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Julie Hunt
4.0 out of 5 stars She won't get far....
I found the story entertaining and at times I laughed out loud. However, the grammar was a bit amiss for me. Too much "there I was sat" or " there he was laying". Read more
Published 17 months ago by Selkie
2.0 out of 5 stars More a pamphlet!
Not really a book, more of a pamphlet! Very disappointing. A good attempt at what is probably a first book project, but to list it as a "book" is very misleading.
Published 21 months ago by Westcorkman
4.0 out of 5 stars Thoroughly enjoyable read
Really enjoyed the author's account of her walk - look forward to another travel journal - inspirational story with humour - I would recommend you read it, especially if you enjoy... Read more
Published 22 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars A very enjoyable light read
Having looked at the mixed reviews for this book I felt compelled to write my own review. Yes the writing style is simple but its written by a walker simply expressing their views... Read more
Published on 4 May 2012 by James Barnes
4.0 out of 5 stars an entertaing holiday read
An easy holiday read which shows the author's singlemindedness to complete the coastal path come hell or high water, with gentle anecdotes and descriptive passages of the places... Read more
Published on 19 April 2012 by A. Morgan
3.0 out of 5 stars None
I have complete admiration for the walk she and her canine companion undertook but i could not relate to her as an author. Read more
Published on 8 April 2012 by Franicle
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