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One woman walks Wales

Author: Ursula Martin
Publisher: Dinas Powys, Wales : Honno Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A routine trip to the doctor left seasoned traveller Ursula with a diagnosis of Stage 1A Ovarian Cancer. Determined not to sink into self-pity, she continued her travels by walking between her Welsh home and hospital appointments in Bristol, leading to her decision to walk across Wales to publicise the need for early detection of the disease, which kills many patients due to ignorance of symptoms. Taking 17 months  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biographies
Travel writing
Biography
Named Person: Ursula Martin; Ursula Martin
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ursula Martin
ISBN: 9781909983601 1909983608
OCLC Number: 980440885
Notes: "A 3700 mile journey round, through and across Wales"--Cover.
Description: 384 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly colour), maps, portraits ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Ursula Martin.

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A routine trip to the doctor left seasoned traveller Ursula with a diagnosis of Stage 1A Ovarian Cancer. Determined not to sink into self-pity, she continued her travels by walking between her Welsh home and hospital appointments in Bristol, leading to her decision to walk across Wales to publicise the need for early detection of the disease, which kills many patients due to ignorance of symptoms. Taking 17 months Ursula's story is one of determination, tears and laughter, joy and pain; a fascinating insight into one woman's journey and also a country, its landscape and its people.

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A superbly written book about an epic journey

by BethTimlin (WorldCat user published 2019-03-01) Excellent Permalink

My one of my new favorite books! Ursula isn't an adventurer who wrote a book, she's a true writer. I felt like I was soaking wet in the Welsh countryside making my way up a mountain with her. This book is about one woman's journey over coming cancer but also about doing things you can't. Things you...
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