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- Birlinn 2013; US$ 8.44
Andrew Greig recounts in poetic sequence the tale of his open dinghy voyage from Stromness in Scapa Flow and an overnight stay on Cava (an island formerly inhabited for over twenty years by two unusual women) in poetic sequence. In sailing small boats in scary open waters Andrew Greg found a new activity and a new metaphor for life. Written in six... more...
- Birlinn 2012; US$ 8.44
‘Andrew Greig is a Scottish poet of sensitivity and resilience. He deals with high-risk situations – from mountaineering to love – and is particularly good at presenting the gamut of feelings involved in rites of passage: high endeavour, commitment, holding back, drift, release? – Edwin Morgan ‘A writer of integrity and imaginative energy? – TLS... more...
- Canongate Books 2009; US$ 13.29
In March 1985, Mal Duff led a new expedition to conquer Everest by the unclimbed north-east ridge.The last attempt by a Chris Bonington team had ended in failure and tragedy - with the deaths of two great climbers, Joe Tasker and Pete Boardman. Everyone knew the risks as well as the excitement of the challenge. In this extraordinary book, Greig chronicles... more...
- Canongate Books 2009; US$ 22.46
When poet Andrew Greig was asked by Scottish mountaineer Mal Duff to join his ascent of the Mustagh Tower in the Karakoram Himalayas, he had a poor head for heights and no climbing experience whatsoever. The result is this unique book. Summit Fever has been loved by climbers and literary critics alike for its refreshing candour, wit, insight and the... more...
- Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 13.11
It is 1940 and Britain is at war with Germany. France has fallen and with Britain the next, and most crucial, country in Hitler's path, the threat shifts to unfamiliar terrain - the skies and an epic battle between the Luftwaffe and the RAF. Lenny is a young and inexperienced fighter pilot stationed in Gravesend. After a meeting at a dance with Stella,... more...
- Bloodaxe Books 2014; US$ 13.99
What are the contours of a life? For Andrew Greig: childhood, adolescence, the country then the city, sex, love, marriage, break-ups and breakdowns personal and political, mountain adventures, illness and recovery, increased awareness of mortality and the preciousness of the moments left, late love they're all here in these wildly diverse, affirmative,... more...
- Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 10.19
This novel of obsession, passion and death occupies the borderlands between the supernatural novels of Scott, Hogg and Stevenson, and the psychological novels of Rendall and Highsmith. An unknown woman walks out of a border mist with an old satchel over her shoulder. Spied on by the factor of the estate, she enters a cottage that has been locked... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2009; US$ 23.95
Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winners, a gallery of O.Henry award recipients and many best-selling authors come together to share personal and compelling challenges and experiences in Dedicated to the People of Darfur: Writings on Fear, Risk, and Hope . From contemplations on past drug use to reflections on gun control, social justice, passion and its... more...