The Salt Path. A memoir

[The Salt Path. A memoir]
Year: 
2018
Public: 
Publisher: 
Penguin
City: 
London
Year of publication: 
2018
Pages: 
274
Moral Assessment: 
Type: Thought
Nothing inappropriate.
Requires prior general knowledge of the subject.
Readers with knowledgeable about the subject matter.
Contains doctrinal errors of some importance.
Whilst not being explicitly against the faith, the general approach or its main points are ambiguous or opposed to the Church’s teachings.
Incompatible with Catholic doctrine.
Quality: 
Recomendable: 
Transmits values: 
Sexual content: 
Violent content: 
Vulgar language: 
The rating of the different categories comes from the opinion of Delibris' collaborators

As a consequence of an ill-advised financial deal, the author and her husband find themselves homeless. To compound the situation, he is shortly after diagnosed with a terminal neurodegenerative disorder. They have two adult children, no longer dependent on them, and the couple decides that, rather than go on a waiting list for local authority housing, they would spend time walking and camping around the south-east coast of England. With the little money they have left, they set off on a 630-mile walk around the South West Coast Path, camping wild and making do.  This is also the story of their personal journey and their eventual coming to terms with the diagnosis. 

Despite occasional vulgar language, the book is very well written and any traveller will enjoy it. An uplifting read.

Author: Orla Halpenny, Ireland, 2019