In CAMINO: Pilgrims to Paradise, the Road to Santiago, Then and Now – A Cultural Companion Adam Hopkins weaves together a thrilling, intricate and accessible history of Apostles and Christianity, of medieval theology and the contest with Islam; of pilgrims and builders, of war and of peace, from earliest times till the 21st century. It is also a personal exploration of the new Camino, where Christians and Buddhists, and people of different faiths and no faith may make a shared journey, have fun on the way and explore for themselves the huge artistic legacy en route. Even those who know the Camino well may be surprised by what they discover. Both travelogue and history, this book contains a rich and surprising gallery of ideas. Product of a sceptical yet friendly eye, telling of aspiration and tragedy, and lightened with enough humour and poetry to make a compelling read, CAMINO is a one volume companion to a great journey.