My Camino Amigo – Pilgrimage Adventures on the Way of St James

It’s a fantastic gentle read, well written by John, despite the blisters! Marvellous stuff, and thanks to you both!

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John Cowell (right) with Fred Uttley (his John Cowell (right) with Fred Uttley (his “Camino amigo”) on the pilgrimage route

John Cowell, Burnley author of the much loved “The Broken Biscuit”, has just released a book, entitled “My Camino Amigo”, about his pilgrimage to the Cathedral city of Santiago de Compostela in Spain.

The journey, known as the Camino de Santiago or the Way of St James, is one of the most challenging – and rewarding – pilgrimage routes in Europe. Typically, the journey begins in France, most commonly in the village of Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port on the French-Spanish border, all the way to Santiago de Compostela in north-western Spain.

John, a 76-year-old former joiner and staff nurse and the author of four other books, has completed the Camino eight times with “his constant companion” Fred Uttley, a 70-year-old great grandfather and former plumber from Padiham.

Their first attempt was ten years ago. After meeting a hiker in a…

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