Climbing Days

Author: Dan Richards
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  • : $28.00(NZD)
  • : 9780571311934
  • : Faber & Faber
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  • : July 2017
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 24mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : 27.99
  • : May 2017
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  • : English
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Description

In Climbing Days, Dan Richards is on the trail of his great-great-aunt, Dorothy Pilley, a prominent and pioneering mountaineer of the early twentieth century. For years, Dorothy and her husband, I. A. Richards, remained a mystery to Dan, but the chance discovery of her 1935 memoir leads him on a journey. Perhaps, in the mountains, he can meet them halfway? Climbing Days is a beautiful portrait of a trailblazing woman, previously lost to history, but also a book about that eternal question: why do people climb mountains?

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A thrilling travel book, following in the footsteps of a pioneering mountaineer.

Author description

Dan Richards was born in Wales in 1982 and grew up in Bristol. He has studied at UEA and the Norwich Art School. He is the co-author of Holloway with Robert Macfarlane and Stanley Donwood, first published in 2012 as a limited run of 277 books - Letterpress printed by Richard Lawrence in his Oxford workshop - followed by a general edition by Faber & Faber in 2013. He is also the author and editor of The Beechwood Airship Interviews.