The Ascent Of Rum Doodle

Vintage Voyages
 
 
Vintage Classics (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 6. Juni 2019
 
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  • Softcover
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  • 192 Seiten
978-1-78487-529-9 (ISBN)
 
W. E. Bowman (1912-1985) was a civil engineer who spent his free time hill-walking, painting and writing (unpublished) books on the Theory of Relativity. He was married with two children.
W. E. Bowman (1912-1985) was a civil engineer who spent his free time hill-walking, painting and writing (unpublished) books on the Theory of Relativity. He was married with two children.
"Wonderful. Rum Doodle does for mountaineering what Three Men in a Boat did for Thames-going or Catch-22 did for the Second World War. It is simply an account of the leader of an expedition up Rum Doodle, a 40,000 and a half foot peak in the Himalayas, in the same way that Scoop is simply a tale about newsgathering in Africa. The tone is nearer to Pooter than anyone else I can think of, but the flavour is all W.E. Bowman's own." * Sunday Times * "I just love this book. Everything about it is nearly perfect... hugely enjoyable and brilliantly sustained." * From the introduction by Bill Bryson * "Exceedingly funny... as if the hero of Diary of a Nobody had, in a mood of abandon, turned to mountaineering." * Dublin Magazine * "it is an epic. It is Homeric. It is inspiring. It is very, very funny... Read it and be moved." * Books of the Month *

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