Clare Balding

Author Event

We are delighted to announce that, fresh from the Commonwealth Games, Clare Balding will be joining us at Mainstreet on Monday 29th September to talk about her new book, Walking Home: My Family and Other Rambles.

In Clare Balding’s family, walking just took too long – she galloped through the countryside
and she galloped through life. As her dad always said, “Why would you walk without a dog or
a pitchfork?”

However, from leaving her family home in Kingsclere, to radio presenting through the bomb scare at Aintree, to co-inventing the ‘Mobot’, walking has become the constant in her adult life. Her adventures on foot have helped her discover the mad, hardy glory of Britain and its people. Most importantly, walking has let her discover not just that land and the seasons, but her family, her friends, her beloved dog Archie, and ultimately, herself.

Now, she is about the embark on a new adventure – her and her brother Andrew are determined to conquer the Wayfarer’s Walk, a seventy-one mile route. What could possibly go wrong?

Author event

Mon 29th Sep 2014
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