Small Steps With Heavy Hooves by P-Summersdale

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Shortly after completing a 4,500 mile coastal walk, Spud’s life changed dramatically. Single motherhood was followed by a diagnosis of cancer. A year later, in an effort to put this phase of her life into perspective, she went for a walk with a difference.

Small Steps With Heavy Hooves is a colourful account of this walk, following old drove roads across the Grampian Mountains of northeast Scotland. Accompanying her on this cathartic journey are her sixteen month old son, Barnaby, aboard Ben the horse, her faithful dog, Tess, and her new partner, Rob.

Interwoven with this lively travelogue is the story behind the walk. Spud combines coming to terms with cancer, the trials of travelling with a toddler, maternal reflection and camping anecdotes with a mixture of humour, candour and personal contemplation.

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Author: Spud Talbot-Ponsonby



Age Group: 12-80
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Small Steps With Heavy Hooves
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Shortly after completing a 4,500 mile coastal walk, Spud’s life changed dramatically. Single motherhood
was followed by a diagnosis of cancer. A year later, in an effort to put this phase of her life into
perspective, she went for a walk with a difference. Small Steps With Heavy Hooves is a colourful account
of this walk, following old drove roads across the Grampian Mountains of northeast Scotland.
Accompanying her on this cathartic journey are her sixteen month old son, Barnaby, aboard Ben the
horse, her faithful dog, Tess, and her new partner, Rob. Interwoven with this lively travelogue is the story
behind the walk. Spud combines coming to terms with cancer, the trials of travelling with a toddler,
maternal reflection and camping anecdotes with a mixture of humour, candour and personal
contemplation.
Author Bio
Spud Talbot-Ponsonby
'In July 1994 I stood on Tower Bridge in an euphoric moment of achievement. I had joined a select band of
people who have walked the entire length of Britain’s coast, and respect showed in the eyes of those
around me. I thought I had undertaken the journey of a lifetime. How wrong I was. Two years later I
became pregnant, was left by the father, gave birth to my son and, four months later, was diagnosed with
cancer. These events were to take me on an emotional journey which involved more pain, tears and
fatigue than walking Britain’s coast ever could. In an effort to come to terms with all this, I did what felt
best and went for a walk. In September 1997 my family and I undertook a journey of catharsis across the
Grampian mountain range.' Books by this author <br><br>Small Steps With Heavy Hooves <br><br>
Two Feet, Four Paws
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‘It’s a moving and heartwarming account of a brave woman’s fight against the odds.’ 




‘. . . inspirational travelogue . . . ‘ 

								
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