Wainwright's Cure - A Personal Journey

by Janice Collins

Publisher: The Positive Publisher

ISBN 978-0-9941538-1-4

AU$7.99

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An interesting story of how one woman overcame the death of her husband from cancer. This is the  story of her epic 306km walk across England on her own. It will have you laughing out loud, then crying as she describes the walk that has changed her life.

 

The diagnosis of an inoperable, brain tumour in a very dear friend, followed by the stillbirth of their first grandchildren, twin boys and finally a diagnosis of cancer in Janice's previously fit husband, put an end to their plans of walking in the UK and other plans in retirement.

 

This is a blisters and all, heart warming account of a very personal journey towards living again.

 

Illustrated with many photographs showing the magnificent vistas the author encountered on her walk.

 A MUST read for anyone who has lost a loved one, enjoys walking, 
travelling or simply, likes a good true story.

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Excerpts from the book:

 

"I am sure my neighbours thought I'd lost the plot, seeing me striding over the paddocks and local roads with poles and a pack. It is surprising, how much more you see of your surroundings when you walk instead of drive...."

 

"So focused was I on the preparations for this Herculean task that I did not "fall in a heap" on the anniversary of Tony's death.

 

In fact, I spent a lovely day walking with friends on a challenging track as part of my pre-walk training. We later shared a few glasses of wine and drank to his memory. The 'Wainwright cure' was already showing encouraging results."

 

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"I cannot believe my luck. The sky is brilliantly blue with only a few snow white, fluffy clouds and a light breeze. The temperature is a cool 13ºC at 9:00am, perfect for walking. My spirits  soar as I make my way to the official starting point, "Mile  Zero". "

 

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"Although fit, I am soon breathless as I climb the steep path away from the beach up onto St Bees Head. I stop often, ostensibly to take photos but in reality to catch my breath. The views are breathtaking..."

 

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"...After saying goodbye, I spend time exploring the quaint village with its famous chocolate factory. Unfortunately for me and my chocolate habit, it's Sunday and the factory shop is closed until late morning. Perhaps Wainwright is telling me that if I had done the right thing by returning to Shap, "

 

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"As I back track, I hear a gradually increasing noise or rumble, like a heavy truck approaching. Suddenly, over the hill charges a herd of very big cows with very long horns, they are coming straight towards me and there is nowhere to hide."

 

I come across a very well spoken gentleman in his 80's on his Sunday afternoon walk. I am honoured that he offers to walk a while with me and tell me some history about the area and himself... "

 

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"The walking is not arduous and having interesting companions to share the day with is uplifting. I collect a few handfuls of sheep’s fleece from the many clumps that dot the fields. I had read that putting this between the toes and in areas of friction in one’s boots helps prevent blisters ..."

 

“What an amazingly gripping story of overcoming loss. I could not put this book down. So much truth to such a wonderful journey. I can imagine Tony being there and looking after you on such a challenging accomplishment. He would be so proud. The good and the bad days tell a very true story of feeling alone, overcoming challenges and making new friends.

A wonderful read and wave of emotions.

- A. Collins

"Wow, what an excellent story...sad, happy and very well written

Your book tells a very touching - and uplifting - story."

- D. Dobbin (Canada)

 

 

Janice I've just finished your book and I loved it. Makes me want to do the walk. You are amazing" - B. Holt

"When reading the first pages of this book, I could not put it down, I felt spellbound,  to continue and read it to the end. I could feel the range of emotions,  imagine the beautiful views, without the benefit of Janice’s photos included in this book. I could feel the tiredness at the end of each day, enjoy her anecdotes and encounters as she met fellow walkers, kind individuals, locals in the villages and new-found friends along the way as Janice works through her grief to become whole again."

- E. Cee

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