Macc and the Art of Long Distance Walking
- Graham Wilson
- Hardback (192pp)
- 01 Jan 2007
Macc and the Art of Long Distance Walking first hit the bookstands in May 1998. Its distinctive mix of walks, wit, literature and pubs was such a success that it was reprinted almost at once and has since become a minor classic. In this new edition, Graham Wilson has updated his original text and added a stimulating new chapter to the bag of walks in the Peak District, the Welsh Three Thousanders and the Bob Graham Round.
Graham Wilson's climbing career began on the crags of the North East in the 1950s but it was not until he retired as Head of English at the King's School in Macclesfield that he started to write about his long acquaintance with the British hills. Since then, he has had seven 'outdoor' books published, as well as a collection of short stories, a study of Shakespeare and an appraisal of English rugby. His book A Rope of Writers was short-listed for the Boardman Tasker Prize.
He is an ardent Sunderland supporter and was also for many years an English Schools rugby selector. He has live in Macclesfield with his wife Trisha for over 40 years.
- Title: Macc and the Art of Long Distance Walking
- Author: Graham Wilson
- Imprint: Millrace Outdoor
- ISBN: 9781902173245
- Publication date: 2007
- Title: Chris Bonington Mountaineer
- Sub-title: Thirty Years of Climbing on the World's Great Peaks
- Author: Chris Bonington
- Imprint: Bâton Wicks
- ISBN: 978-1-898573-87-6
- Rights: Worldwide (exc. North America)
- Publication date: June 1995. This edition, Oct 1996.
- Edition: Second
- Format: Paperback
- Size: 350mm x 235mm
- Extent: 192 pages; B&W and colour images
- Weight: 1,070g
- Retail price: £20 - See more at: http://www.batonwicks.com/books/categories/large-format-books/chris-bonington-mountaineer.html#sthash.DhezSY6b.dpuf
- Format: Hardback
- Size: 170mm x 120mm
- Extent: 192pp, B&W text and illustrations
- Weight: 320g
- Retail price: £14.95
'This book is a gem … The text is full of unexpected and engaging diversions into mountaineering literature, social history, the right to roam and maps … Dry humour and forthright opinions thread the book; anecdotes, quotes and thoughts range far and wide and make this one of the most refreshing reads I've had for a long time.'
Kevin Borman, High
'Definitely not for the mass market, thank goodness … Much of the writing is done in the bon mot style … which brings to mind the light-hearted and well-written air of the classic Jerome K Jerome, Three Men in a Boat.'
John Muir Trust Journal & News
'Once I’d started reading I couldn’t put it down … the author covers such diverse subjects as the problems of access to open countryside, the history of Munros and other tick lists. Other topics include aspects of the history of British mountaineering, rock climbing and its associated literature, legendary long-distance bog trotters … Highly recommended!'
Jerry Rawson, TGO