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    Re: Best Books

    Great thread this, picking up lots of recommendations.

    Just finished Born To Run, liked it a lot, especially enjoyed the descriptions of Barefoot Ted.

    Starting The Wild Places by Robert MacFarlane next - recently read 'Wildwood, A Journey Through Trees' by Roger Deakin which I thought was great. Their writing styles seem very similar. A real pleasure to read.

    As for non-outdoorsy books, I loved The Baroque Cycle series by Neal Stephenson, tremendous historical fiction (or science fiction??) spanning 1600-1700's.

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    Re: Best Books

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    also jus reading

    The Flying Scotsman. Obree, Graham

    Tour de France. Fife, Graham.
    Obrees book was good.
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    Re: Best Books

    One of my favourites is 'Why We Run' by Bernd Heinrich, an odd mix of autobiography up to attempting to break the 100 mile US record, and biological comparison with other animals. It initially takes some getting use to, but worth the effort. Who knew, the VO2max of budgerigars is an unbelievable 583!

    'Life at the Extremes' by Frances Ashcroft is fascinating, it has a chapter on 'Life in the fast lane'.

    'Indian Running: Native American History & Tradition' by Peter Nabokov is okay, but 'Born to Run' seems more promising.

    Don't touch 'Running through the ages', not one mention of fell running!

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    Any of the books by Ronald Turnbull are worth reading.

    His "Long Days In Lakeland" is a classic, with photographs that rival Stolly's.

    His three Guide Books for Walkers and Fellrunners should be on everybodies bookshelf:-

    Lakeland Mountain Challenges
    The Welsh Three Thousand Foot Challenges
    Across Scotland On Foot

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    Just read Curlew Moon by Mary Colwell.

    Any other recommendations?

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    Quote Originally Posted by XRunner View Post
    Any of the books by Ronald Turnbull are worth reading.

    His "Long Days In Lakeland" is a classic, with photographs that rival Stolly's.

    His three Guide Books for Walkers and Fellrunners should be on everybodies bookshelf:-

    Lakeland Mountain Challenges
    The Welsh Three Thousand Foot Challenges
    Across Scotland On Foot
    The Turnbull Long Days book is superb... got an old battered copy which has lost the cover sleeve, but i love it.

    Also the Lakes and Welsh 3000ers book, i'll have to seek out the Scottish one.

    I think he (with another) also wrote the Book Of The Bivvy which is another good one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brett View Post
    Classics

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    Just read The Wild Silence by Raynor Winn

    The sequel to The Salt Path. Enjoyed both.


    Just for Fun by Selwyn Wright is next. Love Christmas books!

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    Latest books are Educated by Tara Westover. It's brilliant.

    The one I'm now reading is 'The Book of Trespass' by Nick Hayes.

    Surely that's a book for fellrunners.
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