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A Lifetime of Mountains: The Best of A.Harry Griffin's 'Country Diary' e-book

Author:

A.H. Griffin,Martin Wainwright

Language:

English

Category:

Reference

Subcategory:

Writing Research & Publishing Guides

ePub size:

1263 kb

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Rating:

4.9

Publisher:

Aurum Press (September 22, 2005)

Pages:

256

ISBN:

1845131126

A Lifetime of Mountains: The Best of A.Harry Griffin's 'Country Diary' e-book

by A.H. Griffin,Martin Wainwright


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Where Harry Griffin's "A Lifetime of Mountains", Aurum's first and .

Where Harry Griffin's "A Lifetime of Mountains", Aurum's first and extremely successful collaboration with Guardian Books, was essentially a collection of writing about the Lake District, this new book covers the landscape of the whole of the United Kingdom, from Wales to Northern Ireland, Scotland to Norfolk.

Wonderfully engaging, this is the perfect bedside book' Times Literary Supplement Martin Wainwright's sparkling compilation of a hundred years of the Guardian's much-loved Country Diary column was a critical and sales success in hardback. It features some of Britain's best writers on natural history and the countryside: Jim Perrin the mountaineering writer, whose biography of Don Whillans won the Boardman-Tasker Award, writes the dispatches from Snowdonia; Mark Cocker, author of the bestselling Crow Country, writes from Norfolk.

Griffin, A. H. (2000) The Coniston Tigers, Sigma Press, (foreword C. Bonington). Griffin, A. ed. P. Hardy (2008) The High Places: Leaves from a Lakeland Notebook, Frances Lincoln. Hardy (2011) Heritage of Lakeland: A Centenary Collection, Frances Lincoln. (1961) Inside the Real Lakeland, Guardian. (1961) In Mountain Lakeland, Guardian.

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A Lakeland Mountain Diary A. Harry Griffin, Crowood Press (1990) ISBN 1-85223-565-9. A Country Diary, selected by Jeanette Page (various contributors, foreword by Melvyn Bragg), Guardian Books/ Fourth Estate (1994) ISBN 1-85702-254-8. Highland Country Diaries Ray Collier, Colin Baxter (1997) ISBN 1-900455-28-5.

Harry Griffin was an outdoor man: a climber, a walker, a wanderer, and . Martin Wainwright, who knew Griffin well, has selected 150 of his best.

Harry Griffin was an outdoor man: a climber, a walker, a wanderer, and this book will appeal to anyone who loves the wild parts of the British landscape. from solitary hill shepherds to slate miners, mountain hares to mountain hares to mountain rescue teams. And it is an insight into the mind of a man who loved the mountains and hills and their remote beauty, but also wanted people to live among them.

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A collection of the best "Guardian" columns by a much-loved writer spanning 52 years; a touching and wide-ranging chronicle of the life of the Lake District; appeal to both the outdoor and the nostalgia market; published in the same collectable small hardback format as Aurum's highly successful Byron Rogers collections like "An Audience with an Elephant"; major promotion in the pages of the "Guardian"; Martin Wainwright keen to promote the book through talks and signings. Second only to Allstair Cooke's "Letter from America", Harry Griffin's 'Country Diary' column for the" "Guardian" was the longest-running regular feature in the British media, running uninterrupted for some 52 years until his death in 2004. Consequently, a collection of the best of these columns is both a moving and remarkable digest of one man's long and varied life and a matchless chronicle of a landscape and a community - the English Lake District - over the decades. Harry Griffin was an outdoor man: a climber, a walker, a wanderer, and this book will appeal to anyone who loves the wild parts of the British landscape. Also it is a fascinating social history of rural life, vanished and present, from solitary hill shepherds to slate miners, mountain hares to mountain hares to mountain rescue teams. And it is an insight into the mind of a man who loved the mountains and hills and their remote beauty, but also wanted people to live among them. Martin Wainwright, who knew Griffin well, has selected 150 of his best.

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