Heritage of Lakeland

Heritage of Lakeland by Harry Griffin and Peter Hardy

A Centenary Collection

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Format: Hardback, 256 Pages
ISBN: 9780711231795
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
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In a distinguished writing career lasting more than seventy years Harry Griffin reflected on and documented the landscape, history and people of his beloved Lake District. To mark his centenary year in 2011 this is a new selection of his previously uncollected writings on the mountains, on climbing and on the social history of the Lakes. It also includes passages from Music and Mountains, his unfinished and final manuscript which records both his experience as music critic of the Daily Mail in Manchester before and after the war where he met and heard many celebrated musicians and, more personally, recounts the importance of his own daily struggles with performance. It includes notes from his personal diaries of some of his fellwalking routes in Cumbria.

Harry Griffin was a lifelong rock climber and one of the founding members of the Coniston Tigers climbing club. His career in journalism included a 53-year unbroken series of 'Country Diary' entries for The Guardian from 1951 until his death in 2004.

Peter Hardy edited The High Places in 2008. And anthology of Harry Griffin's articles for the Lancashire Evening Post.

Format: Hardback, 256 Pages
ISBN: 9780711231795
Illustrations: 16 page black and white insert
Size: 5.079 in x 7.795 in / 129 mm x 198 mm

If you haven't read any of Harry's books before then you should rush out and buy it. Not just for the depths of harry's knowledge, but more for the joy of reading something so simple, so precise and factual, but which still manages to express how most of us feel about the Lake District.