Wainwright: The Biography

  • by Hunter Davies
  • Narrated by Stephen Thorne
  • 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Alfred Wainwright's unique hand-drawn and hand-written Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells have been an inspiration to walkers for over 40 years. Yet despite many bestselling books and three television series, Wainwright remained an intensely private person.
With full access to Alfred Wainwright's private letters and unpublished material, Hunter Davies reveals a man more passionate, witty and generous than readers of his guides have come to expect. This biography throws a surprising light on a man who has been an enigmatic and misunderstood person.


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Customer Reviews

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Revered as a passionate fell walker BUT

a pathetic excuse for a human being. Why do we lionize men like Wainwright?
The author shows us the humour, the egoism, the love of walking as well as the appalling treatment of women and his only son.
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- R. Kresnyak

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-01-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios