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Getting Higher: The Complete Mountain Poems

Greig, Andrew

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ISBN 10: 1846971926 / ISBN 13: 9781846971921
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Title: Getting Higher: The Complete Mountain Poems

Publisher: Birlinn Ltd

Binding: PAPERBACK

Book Condition:Fine

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Alongside the mountain poems from Men on Ice, Order of the Day and Western Swing, Getting Higher features brand new material, facsimiles of previously unpublished material – including his first poem, written in 1972 – and illustrations and material from the National Library of Scotland archive. A beautiful collector's item full of illustrations, marginalia and notes.

About the Author:

Andrew Greig was born in Bannockburn in 1951 and raised in the Fife town of Anstruther. His first book was the poetry collection White Boats and his novel, In Another Light, won the Saltire Society prize in 2004. He has also had success with mountaineering titles, including Summit Fever and the mountain poetry collections Men on Ice and Surviving Passages. In 1996 The Return of John Macnab was shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists' Association Award. Greig is a former Glasgow University Writing Fellow and SAC Scottish/Canadian Exchange Fellow. He studied Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh and held a number of part-time jobs before turning to writing. He now lives in Orkney and Sheffield, and is married to author Lesley Glaister.

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