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  • Getting Higherby Andrew Greig

    Birlinn 2011; 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 'A... more...

  • Kingdoms Of Experienceby Andrew Greig

    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...

  • Summit Feverby Andrew Greig

    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...

  • Found at Seaby Andrew Greig

    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...

  • When They Lay Bareby Andrew Greig

    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...

  • This Life, This Lifeby Andrew Greig

    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...

  • At the Loch of the Green Corrieby Andrew Greig

    Quercus 2010; US$ 8.99

    For many years Andrew Greig saw the poet Norman MacCaig as a father figure. Months before his death, MacCaig's enigmatic final request to Greig was that he fish for him at the Loch of the Green Corrie; the location, even the real name of his destination was more mysterious still. His search took in days of outdoor living, meetings, and fishing with... more...

  • That Summerby Andrew Greig

    Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 11.65

    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...

  • The Return of John Macnabby Andrew Greig

    Quercus 2013; US$ 10.99

    The wager: to poach a salmon, grouse and a deer from three Royal Estates. The challengers: three men in a mid-life crisis who should know better. The wild card: a flirtatious female journalist who won't take no for an answer. Striding over the Scottish Highlands with a poet's eye on the wilderness and a firm grip on the adventure, Andrew Greig... more...

  • Romanno Bridgeby Andrew Greig

    Quercus 2011; US$ 10.99

    A motorcyclist with a stolen ring walks into Rothiemurchus Forest until he finds a quiet place to die. A woman with an eventful past has signed the Official Secrets Act and gone to Dumfries to forget a man and keep out of trouble. In comfortable Crieff, a retired historian publishes an obscure article on the survival of the Stone of Destiny then has... more...