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In Heavy Time psychogeographer Sonia Overall takes to the old pilgrim roads, navigating a route from Canterbury to Walsingham via London and her home town of Ely.

Vivid in her evocation of a landscape of ancient chapels, ruined farms and suburban follies, Overall’s secular pilgrimage elevates the ordinary, collecting roadside objects ― feathers, a bingo card, a worn penny ― as relics. Facing injury and interruption, she takes the path of the lone woman walker, seeking out ‘thin places’ where past and present collide, and where new ways of living might begin.

Sonia Overall

I am a Senior Lecturer in Creative & Professional Writing at Canterbury Christ Church University, where I run the MA in Creative Writing. I also teach and lead workshops in creative writing for festivals, writers' groups and study days. I'm an avid ...

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