Long Walks in France
Harmony Books, 1983
British traveler sets off on foot to tour various regions of France. He’s interested in people, customs and history and tells unusual lore in a cheerful voice. Thirty pages of the book mix history and writer’s experiences in a vivid tour of 180 kms through the Pyrenees, from St. Jean Pied du Port to Arrens.
The Camino, A Journey of the Spirit
Simon & Schuster, 2000
On a spiritual pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostello, the actress-author encounters other pilgrims and locals who become personal emblems of the journey. She walks the route from St. Jean Pied du Port to Santiago de Compostello in Spain.
Pilgrimage to the End of the World
Conrad Rudolph, Univ. Chicago Press, 2004
Art history professor walks the Camino on the traditional path from Le Puy in South Central France, continuing to St. Jean Pied du Port and westward across northern Spain. During the thoughtfully written and mercifully brief narrative (given the length of the journey), the author reflects on significant characters and buildings encountered along the route. There’s a lyrical meditation on the intersection of physical exertion and spiritual growth. Useful list of resources and how-to information for those contemplating the journey.