My Lakeland Mountain Diary: From 40 Years in the Guardian Country Diary (A. Harry Griffin) lands on the shelves of my shop, where it will be found in my Sport Mountaineering section. priced at just £4.00!
Swindon: The Crowood Press, 1990, (First Edition) Hardback in dust wrapper.
Contains: Black & white photographs;
From the cover: For 40 years A. Harry Griffin, climber, skier, mountain walker and most prolific of Lakeland authors, has been writing his Lake District Country Diary for The Guardian affectionate little pictures of his homeland hills in all seasons. Throughout most of his long lifetime he has been out on the fells every week, either walking, climbing, scrambling or skiing and this dedication, combined with his work as a journalist closely involved with local affairs and people, has given him an intimate, and perhaps unique, knowledge of the Cumbrian hills, their history and their moods. For his twelfth book he has assembled 240 of his beautifully-crafted diaries in monthly form to give an enthusiasts impression of a year in the fells in all weathers -long summer days on the tops or climbing the crags, days of rain or storm, compass work in blizzards and white-outs and perfect winter days on sunlit snows. Only diaries published between 1976 and 1990 when he was between 65 and 80 years of age have been selected, an encouragement for anyone who thinks they are getting too old for the fells. The authors obvious enjoyment of the fell country, no matter what the weather, and his ability to find something new, every time, in familiar hills will delight and refresh all lovers of the countryside.
Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper which is a little sunned at the spine.
Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. Index. 9½” x 6¼”.