Heritage of Lakeland: A Centenary Collection.

Griffin, A. Harry.

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Arthur Harry Griffin, who died in 2004 at the grand old age of ninety-three, was a fabled fell walker, rock climber, author and journalist, perhaps best known as a contributor to the Guardian’s Country Diary for over fifty years. His fascination with the landscape, history and people of his beloved Lake District is clearly evident in this compilation of previously uncollected writings. Edited by Peter Hardy.


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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.

Book Details

Author Griffin, A. Harry.
Format HC
Publisher Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Imprint Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Number of Pages 256
Publish Date 13/01/2011
Catalogue Dec18
Catalogue book number 323