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A Walk Along The Wall Paperback – 4 May 2000
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About the Author
Hunter Davies is the author of over thirty books which include such modern classics as the authorised biography of The Beatles, The Glory Game and A Walk Around the Lakes. He has written several other walking books and also a travel biography of Christopher Columbus which took him to the West Indies and the Americas. He is also well known as a broadcaster and journalist and writes for the Independent, Sunday Times, Daily Mail and New Statesman. He is married to the novelist and biographer Margaret Forster.
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Only about half the book is actually about the Romans: a better title might have been "A Walk Through Hadrian's Wall Country" as the author recounts stories about people he meets on route. In fact, he seems more interested in human nature than in the Wall at some points as he recounts being questioned by one B&B owner about how much another is charging, or in revealing rivalries within the archaeological community, or the different layers within Northumberland aristocracy.
If all this sounds very dull, don't worry: it is all handled with a light touch and actually makes the area more interesting because a particular theme is how the local people relate to the Wall, whether they think it is a blessing or a curse, what they know about it, and so on. It's also important because for about 20-25 miles on either end of the Wall there isn't a whole lot to see because so much stone has been taken away for other buildings: if it were purely about the Wall, this book would be about half the length.
Another of the book's charms for the reader of today is that it was written in 1974.Read more ›
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