Having survived cancer herself, she decided that each footstep walked would be in memory of her father Jim and all those who have lost their lives to cancer. Along her journey she would leave a penny in memory of those who died, with her final penny kept for placing at the crypt of St James in Santiago Cathedral in memory of her dad.
A Short Stretch of the Legs is her daily diary of the fun and laughter, the tears and pain of 24 days walking in northern Spain towards the end of the saddest year of her life.
Arriving at the Santiago cobbles on the first anniversary of the day her Dad left the family, to take his final “short stretch of the legs” Carol Ann penned her thoughts on a daily basis and the end result is a remarkable story of one person’s thoughts and courage and dedication to her beloved father as she made her way from the beautiful Cavehill in North Belfast to the stunning shores of Muxia in North Spain.
About the author:
Carol Ann Creagh is a mother of six, Ciara, Aisling, Sinead, James, Paul and Conor and is a grandmother to Jude.
A nurse by profession she has seven siblings and this is her second book, her first successful book was called Angels Under My Bed and was about her battle with breast cancer.