A list of books written by CSJ members, which are not currently stocked in our bookshop. Check them out!

Walking back to Happiness
By Chris Palmer

After a successful career with the BBC creating engaging, entertaining and informative television programmes, Christine Palmer 'retired' to France to set up a 'B & B' and gallery which she now manages with her husband Graham. Christine is an avid walker who has found comfort and happiness through stretching her legs across the European continent.
In Walking back to happiness, slightly, overweight, pale and discontented, Christine begins her journey from southern France to Santiago de Campostela in northern Spain on a quest to fit into a deliciously skimpy silk Bellino top.  Along “The Way”, she meets characters whose paths intertwine with hers for a few days or for a lifetime.

Available from: Chris Palmer books

Witness of Change: 8 Weeks of Discovery on the St. James’s Way
by Stephanie Lemerond
A Mother, A Daughter… A Pilgrimage

Witness of Change: 8 Weeks of Discovery on the St. James’S Way by [Stephanie Lemerond]

There is something about long-distance trails that implies introspection, contemplation, meditation, and most of all, the completion of a journey. It becomes even more pilgrimage-oriented when a mother and a daughter, separated by an ocean, make the commitment for eight consecutive years to walk together toward their ultimate destination: the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. Meandering throughout 1,000 miles of French and Spanish trails, their journey explores the culture and history of this ancient pilgrimage route.

Available from:
https://www.amazon.com/Witness-Change-Weeks-Discovery-JamesS-ebook/dp/B0793NVFGD https://www.authorhouse.com/en/bookstore/bookdetails/706539-Witness-of-Change

Walking on Holy Ground: a Pilgrimage on the Via Francigena and the Western Front from London to Laon
by Nick Dunne

The Via Francigena is the ancient route from Canterbury to Rome – 1900 kms through the heart of Europe. For centuries pilgrims have been drawn to the many religious shrines along its way and now, in northern France, they come to pay their respects at the cemeteries and battlefields of the First and Second World Wars.

In this personal account, Nick Dunne makes a walking pilgrimage along the Via Francigena and the Western Front from London through Belgium and France to the medieval city of Laon in Picardy. On his journey, he encounters stories of courage, compassion and deep religious faith and discovers that walking in the footsteps of pilgrims is not just a journey but an inspiring historical and spiritual adventure.

Available from:
Amazon (ebook format, £4.99)
YPD Books (paperback format, £9.99 plus postage)

You can sample the first chapters for free here

Returning to the Camino Frances
by Richard Davis

Returning to the Camino Frances (French Way of the Camino de Santiago), is a personal and honest reflection of my second time walking this traditional and most popular route to Santiago de Compostela. The account conveys humour, enjoyment and the hardships faced along the way which are associated with walking 500 miles. 

The French Way passes through varied and sometimes challenging terrain with unpredictable weather conditions but the underlying theme of this account is that what makes the Camino a special experience are the many interesting people one encounters.

Richard is an honours graduate from the Open University, and has held various employment positions in the services, hospitality and retail sectors. He has travelled widely and enjoys long hikes where he draws inspiration for his writing and landscape painting. He spends his limited free time playing and watching sports with a particular interest in the fortunes of Kent and England.

Amazon (ebook format or paperback)