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Sinning Across Spain

Written by: Ailsa Piper
Narrated by: Ailsa Piper
Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins

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Pilgrim seeks sinners for mutually beneficial arrangement. Tireless. Result-oriented. Reliable. Seven Deadlies a specialty.

On her 1,300 kilometre pilgrimage from Granada to Galicia, Ailsa Piper carried an unusual cargo. Walking in the tradition of medieval believers who paid others to carry their sins, Ailsa lugged a swag of confessions from friends, colleagues and strangers.

Although some days her load weighed heavy, Ailsa's story celebrates impossible kindnesses, the wonders of Spain and the simple but profound act of putting one foot in front of another for as long as it takes. Praying with her feet...

Audio exclusive: Ailsa Piper in conversation with Tony Doherty, coauthor of The Attachment: Letters from a Most Unlikely Friendship.

©2012, Ailsa Piper (P)2017 W.F. Howes Ltd

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  • tallracquetgirl
  • 27-07-20

Walked with her

Alisa’s writing was so expressive; I could feel the sun’s heat, the wind’s cooling breezes and hear all of the accents of fellow pilgrims on the Camino. Having done the 100km journey, I long more than ever to do the whole ‘way’, knowing the challenges that I will face, but more so looking forward to the time to be alone with my thoughts, with nature and to feel the love of God, (even though she often doubts her faith, which we all do!) I am so thankful for this book, for her sharing her journey, and a piece of herself. Definitely not selfish. ;)

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  • Roberto Clemente Nunez
  • 20-07-20

Fascinating Story!

I am planning on doing the Camino in my future so I am reading as many books as I could on the camino and got across this one. The story is really fascinating and refreshing because I have never heard of people willing to pay to carry their sins until santiago de Compostela. The story telling is great, original, personal and touching in many parts. The only thing I did not enjoy much was the narration of the story, probably due to the Australian accent of the narrator make it hard to understand since I am not so used to australian speaking narrator at all. It could be a great idea to have a professional narrator so this great ideal could have a better impact. This book is great, but please get a professional narrator to get the story across

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  • Elsa Lito
  • 08-01-20

Beautiful !

Well written and narrated! Inspiring me to take make the journey. Highly recommended Will re- read.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 26-05-19

Fantabulous

Thoroughly enjoyed this book - the narration was amazing. I listened to this on my drive to Sydney and back and the descriptions Ailsa talks about you can see vividly. Very entertaining!

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  • Stephen
  • 06-08-18

Camino Reflection

I liked the book. Sad and funny and frustrating- human. I have long wanted to do the Camino but now even more