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Feet of Clay: On Foot Through Australia ➜ [Epub] ❧ Feet of Clay: On Foot Through Australia By Ffyona Campbell ➦ – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk Ffyona Campbell was thirteen when she first dreamed of walking around the world At sixteen she walked from John O Groats to Land s End at eighteen she walked , miles from New York to Los Angeles at tw Ffyona Clay: On Foot Through Epub / Campbell was thirteen when she Clay: On MOBI í first dreamed of walking around the world At sixteen she walked from John O Groats to Land s End at eighteen she walked , miles from New York to Los Angeles at twenty one she broke the men s world record by walking , miles from Sydney to Perth in ninety five days In Aprilshe began her monumental , mile trek from Cape Town to Tangiers, the penultimate leg in her round the world hike Related with frankness and intimacy, this is the story of a wilfully independent young woman s Feet of PDF \ journey across Australia Traversing some of the toughest country in the world, whe endures dehydration, tarmac melting heat, and blisters that outnumber the flies Her money runs out and her relationship with her back up driver alternately sustains and devastates her Not only a compelling adventure, Feet of Clay is the realisation of a dream.

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  • Feet of Clay: On Foot Through Australia
  • Ffyona Campbell
  • 09 July 2017
  • 0752826034

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  1. Bookguide Bookguide says:

    The back cover of this book describes Ffyona Campbell as wilfully independent The picture I built up of her during her retelling of the journey was one of a selfish, self centred and petulant teenager Fortunately this was immediately punished on this walk by the equally charming David, her back up driver and supposed personal trainer Of course, the concept of such an incredible long distance walk is preposterous, and Ffyona was let down by her footwear and the planning The only possible re The back cover of this book describes Ffyona Campbell as wilfully independent The picture I built up of her during her retelling of the journey was one of a selfish, self centred and petulant teenager Fortunately this was immediately punished on this walk by the equally charming David, her back up driver and supposed personal trainer Of course, the concept of such an incredible long distance walk is preposterous, and Ffyona was let down by her footwear and the planning The only possible reason for making such a journey would be to raise money for charity, and this was supposedly the aim of this walk, apart from beating a world record However, there was no proper media back up and coordination, and so a relatively small amount of money was raised Later on she completed her circumnavigation of the globe by walking from the southern tip of South Africa to Tangiers, and then on through Europe, and raised a huge amount for charity as a TV programme was made about her trip by the BBC I also have to admit that I would also be ungracious if I was in the same situation, but her attitude spoilt this book for me I have read enough climbing and exploration books to know that team members often fall out during strenuous expeditions in cramped conditions, but the way Ffyona describes her treatment of David, I would have not have been at all surprised if he d taken off in the van and left her at the side of the road to be picked up by the ever friendly lorry drivers.So, perhaps a noble ambition, achieved, but with poor execution in the recounting of the adventure On the other hand, she was brutally honest about her failings and told the story, warts and all or in this case, blisters she could have played down the personal antagonisms and painted acomplimentary picture of herself Although the descriptions of the landscape are often lovely, Ffyona does not have much energy left over to meet people, so when she does make the effort, it is all theinteresting At one point, she meets a group of Aborigines They didn t find my walk absurd or abnormal but accepted it as a natural desire The Aborigines understood the need to make a journey, they did not have to ask why I was doing it And perhaps young Australians have learnt from them for they all take time to travel in their youth, discoveringthan their everyday surroundings Something which was recognisable for me was Ffyona and David s distancing from the rest of the world whilst travelling We tried to listen to the news The radio was a link with the other world through which we glimpsed lives influenced by governments, sex scandals and drug round ups The obligation to keep in touch, just to check that the country was not at war, became obsolete with that glimpse We couldn t digest what we heard, the broadcaster didn t speak in terms of quarters and kilometres and his voice seemed to contaminate the land with the disasters of man Likewise, we make no effort to keep up when on holiday, and this reminds me of those times we have glimpsed an unbelievable news headline the death of Princess Diana in a caravan in France the invasion of Kuwait by Saddam Hussain on the beach, days after it had happened the Oslo shootings on a campsite high in the mountains of Switzerland.In conclusion, having read this book, I won t be reading anyof Ffyona Campbell s books She did complete her circumnavigation of the globe, which took in total eleven years She was stripped of her world record as she had accepted lifts and skipped a few sections while crossing America, but later went back to cross America again And she still holds the record for the fastest walk across Australia, which is quite an achievement, and one I shall not be attempting to better

  2. Yvann S Yvann S says:

    If I had ever stopped to think of all the places where my body hurt, damage which made the return of perfect walking impossible, it is doubtful that I would have remained confident about finishing Ffyona Campbell set records in becoming the first woman to walk around the world across the USA, Australia, Africa and Europe , and Feet of Clay chronicles her walk across Australia.Firstly, kudos to someone who can walk across Australia around the world.However That does not an author make.Maybe I If I had ever stopped to think of all the places where my body hurt, damage which made the return of perfect walking impossible, it is doubtful that I would have remained confident about finishing Ffyona Campbell set records in becoming the first woman to walk around the world across the USA, Australia, Africa and Europe , and Feet of Clay chronicles her walk across Australia.Firstly, kudos to someone who can walk across Australia around the world.However That does not an author make.Maybe I came into this with too high expectations, but I quickly tired of the very self centred perspective although, there were few other people around to focus on, other than her back up driver gofer motivational dude I know that the point of the book is to tell the story of this is how hard it is to walk this far , but the constant suffering and inwards perspective irritated me.One for misery memoir fans

  3. Katrin Katrin says:

    i had read previous reviews of this book and it convinced me that you should not always listen to what others say this book was brilliant, i m astonished by this young woman and her accomplishments i do not see a spoiled brat, on her own egoistic mission whoever wrote that in their reviews in wrong in my eyes ffyona had a tough childhood and her walking for me is her cry for acceptance, for appraisal and even love, which she never really received in her family like she should have it is her i had read previous reviews of this book and it convinced me that you should not always listen to what others say this book was brilliant, i m astonished by this young woman and her accomplishments i do not see a spoiled brat, on her own egoistic mission whoever wrote that in their reviews in wrong in my eyes ffyona had a tough childhood and her walking for me is her cry for acceptance, for appraisal and even love, which she never really received in her family like she should have it is her painful and desperate plea for companionship and her road to grow up i think she is a remarkable woman and bow deep in front of her resistence to pain as a runner i know what she talks about and i could never endure what she endured hats off

  4. Margaret Margaret says:

    I agree with many comments made by book review but living inAustralia I could relate to some of her incidents having been to Africa and loved it could not resist reading this walk too.

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