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She Won't Get Far Her Bag's Too Heavy by [Stamp, Marie]
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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

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The sun hadn't quite come up at 9am, the site was in a deep valley. I thought the occupants of the nudist camp were being polite as they walked around next morning with big thick housecoats on, they went about washing up and getting water for their caravans or they sat about drinking tea. Granddad had already packed up and gone, I was packing my tent away when the sun suddenly appeared from behind the hill, it was still very strong and it soon warmed up. To my horror, the housecoats started coming off and the nudists bits and bobs appeared, they weren't being polite at all, they were just waiting for the sun to appear. I tried desperately to pack up more quickly as one man walked past me to the bins with the smallest bit of rubbish in his hand wearing nothing but flip flops. I tried not to look but he did have a nice bum. The litter in his hand was just a excuse to walk past me and show off his wedding tackle. On the way back to his caravan he paused to talk to me and asked me what I was up to. I couldn't concentrate on what I was saying or doing because I couldn't help but notice how white his willy was, the rest of his body was brown and tanned, he must put sun cream on it I thought as I tried to continue our conversation. He walked off and his flip flops weren't the only thing that was flipping and flopping.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 253 KB
  • Print Length: 110 pages
  • 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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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars 27 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #146,658 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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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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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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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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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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I bought this on the basis of the rave reviews, and it was less than the price of a coffee. Should have had the coffee instead! I enjoy books about journeys, but cannot agree with the previous reviewers. The writing itself is very poor and ridden with mistakes (even using spellcheck would have helped), and the author has a very limited vocabulary which makes for tedious reading. We don't learn much about her as a person, but what we do is not very likeable - she seems suspicious of everyone, takes advantage of her friends, is amazed when anyone is kind or helpful (says a lot about her own attitude), happily shoplifts and considers the possibility of stealing even when she doesn't. We also learn very little about the places she passes though, though are treated to a lot of trivial detail about what she buys/steals, eats etc. If there is any humour here I missed it (try reading Pete McCarthy or Tony Hawks for genuinely funny travel books).

Overall a pointless and unenjoyable book (how did it ever get published?), but I now know to always download the first free chapter regardless of the reviews!
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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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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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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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