Sinning Across Spain

A Walker's Journey from Granada to Galicia

Ailsa Piper
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Sinning Across Spain

Published

1 April 2013

ISBN

9780522862508

Pages

288

Weight

290g

Size

199mm x 129mm

Imprint

Victory Books

Sinning Across Spain

A Walker's Journey from Granada to Galicia

Ailsa Piper
A joyous celebration of the call of the road...
With these words Ailsa Piper's journey begins. Less than a month later she finds herself hiking through olive groves and under translucent pink blossoms, making her way from the legendary city of Granada, towards the cliffs at Finisterre in the far north-west of Spain.
On her back she carries an unusual cargo—a load of sins. In the tradition of medieval believers who paid others to carry their sins to holy places, and so buy forgiveness, Ailsa's friends and colleagues donated sins in order to fund her quest. She's received anger and envy, pride and lust, among many.
Through glorious villages and inspiring landscapes, miracles find her. Matrons stuff gifts of homemade sausages into her pack. Angels in both name and nature ease her path.
Sins find her too. Those in her pack and many others tempt her throughout her journey.
And she falls in love: with kindness, with strangers, and…
With these words Ailsa Piper's journey begins. Less than a month later she finds herself hiking through olive groves and under translucent pink blossoms, making her way from the legendary city of Granada, towards the cliffs at Finisterre in the far north-west of Spain.
On her back she carries an unusual cargo—a load of sins. In the tradition of medieval believers who paid others to carry their sins to holy places, and so buy forgiveness, Ailsa's friends and colleagues donated sins in order to fund her quest. She's received anger and envy, pride and lust, among many.
Through glorious villages and inspiring landscapes, miracles find her. Matrons stuff gifts of homemade sausages into her pack. Angels in both name and nature ease her path.
Sins find her too. Those in her pack and many others tempt her throughout her journey.
And she falls in love: with kindness, with strangers, and with Spain.
Sinning Across Spain celebrates the mysteries of faith, the possibilities for connection, and the simple act of setting down one foot after the other.

Ailsa Piper

Ailsa Piper

Ailsa Piper grew up in Western Australia, but has lived in both Sydney and Melbourne. She has made her professional life in the arts, having worked as a writer, director, actor, teacher, speaker and broadcaster—but, for her, the most important labels are ‘walker’ and ‘friend’ Ailsa was co-winner of the Patrick White Playwright’s Award for her script Small Mercies. Her passionate commitment to communicating with those she loves is reflected in her book The

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