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Feet in the Clouds: A Tale of Fell-Running and Obsession Paperback – April 25, 2005


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Aurum Press (April 25, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1845130820
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845130824
  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.5 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #364,362 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'A minor masterpiece.' Sports Book of the Week -- Frank Graham The Sunday Times 'A rousingly readable chronicle... The book wants for nothing in terms of rhythm and drama and tug.' -- Christopher Bray The Sunday Times, Culture 'Sports book of the season - a terrific story of fell-running and obsession.' -- Blake Morrison Guardian '[An] excellent book.' -- James Eve The Times 'One of the most effervescent books about anything - never mind fell-running - that I have ever read.' -- Dave Jones The Fellrunner 'Imagine how strange it feels not only to have read a book about fell-running, but to have enjoyed it so much that I am now contemplating trying the sport myself...a lovely little book'. Annalisa Barbieri, New Statesman -- Annalisa Barbieri New Statesman A beautifully written, potted history of fell-running and famouse fell-runners. Definitely worth a peep! Country Walking

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ROBERT McFARLANE is one of Britain's leading writers on nature and landscape. The author of The Wild Places, Original Copy and Mountains of the Mind, he is a Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge. RICHARD ASKWITH is Associate Editor of the Independent and author of Feet in the Clouds: A Tale of Fell-Running and Obsession. He lives in France.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By John M. on December 29, 2008
Format: Paperback
In the twenty or so years of running trails and ultramarathons, mostly in the U.S., I have waited for someone who could portray what goes on "out there" while running. Fell-running is arguably more challenging than our U.S. trails--the idea that we are almost always on trails is the giveaway.

Askwith gives us history of the legendary runs, names that become people with the biographical chapters, and, the icing on the cake--he takes us with him on several runs. I suffered his DNF just as I have suffered my own, his introspection echoed the many others I have heard. It sounds trite, but he transposes the reader from the comfort of the warm chair to the cold challenge of a waiting hillside.

Well done, very well done.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Empirical One on June 27, 2006
Format: Paperback
This is a great antidote to all the glamour and money in modern professional sport. A tale of hard men, in a neglected corner, who have done extraordinary things.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By samsmum on January 2, 2013
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The reasons we fell or trail run, brilliantly articulated. If you don't already do it, then this book should provide the inspiration - or at the very least explain why some of us are mad enough to.
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