August's book club discussed Roy Uprichard's latest book: On (and off) the Portuguese Way: Celtic Connections - Galicia, Ireland and Everywhere.  

Sometimes places, like people reveal themselves only slowly. And one leads to another.

Join us on journeys of discovery, not only of Celtic connections between Ireland and Galicia but of peoples and places everywhere braided together through myth, legend and longing.

To walk the various Pilgrim Ways north from Porto, is to join a community of the imagination - one not defined by culture, language or skin tone, but by the stories we hear and tell each other. Of our shared humanity.

These pen portraits, drawn from multiple walks and visits, hold the hope that they may inspire you on your own journey of discovery, both at home, and, when we can safely travel again, abroad.

You can buy the book here.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Roy Uprichard was born in Belfast, and, as a mature student graduated from Queen's University and went into teaching. Prior to that, he had to work for a living.

In 2010, in a partially successful assault on middle-age-spread, he trekked part of the Annapurna circuit in Nepal and began to write. The Himalayas must share responsibility for this.

Their peaks then led to the flatter mountains of the Camino Frances, and he left teaching to become an author, wine-taster and Camino enthusiast who loves to share his experiences with those who cannot walk.

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