MARCH 30th: Harry Bucknall on ‘Like a Tramp, Like a Pilgrim: On Foot Across Europe to Rome’

‘Like a Tramp, Like a Pilgrim: On Foot Across Europe to Rome’

Harry Bucknall talks about his book

Monday March 30th

7:30pm in The Three Swans Hotel


Watching in disbelief as his computer was struck by lightning in 2007, Harry Bucknall had no idea that the subsequent trail of events would lead him to Rome – five years later, on foot. Following the Via Francigena, the ancient pilgrim path that dates back nearly two thousand years, Harry walks through England,France, Switzerland and Italy weaving a historical tapestry liberally coloured with tales of angels and saints, emperors and kings and war and revolution. He uncovers a little known route that leads him through vineyards and villages, towns and cities and over rivers and mountains to the heart of the Eternal City, Saint Peter’s Basilica.

Like A Tramp, Like A Pilgrim is a joyous journey of Elizabethan proportion filled with anecdote, adventure and mishap as Harry encounters the changing faces of a landscape suffused with history; yet his journey is perhaps most enriched by the extraordinary stories of those he meets – fellow pilgrims and locals alike – along the way.

Formerly in the British Army, Harry Bucknall has produced theatre on the London fringe, sat on the Olivier Awards Panel and has written for a number of national newspapers and travel publications, including the Sunday Telegraph, The Spectator, The Sunday Times Travel Magazine, and Country Life.

 Tickets are £5

(redeemable against the book on the night)

Because of new corkage charges we regret we can no longer include a glass of wine in with the ticket price, but please allow yourself time to buy a drink at the bar and bring it into the Cygnet Suite with you.

To book call 01488 683480 or pop in