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The classic biography of a man whose name is synonymous with the Lakelands 'Everyone who has read Wainwright or walked in his footsteps will want this book' Melvyn Bragg, THE TIMES 'Davies has delved behind the gruff facade and unearthed a surprisingly passionate man ... a well-rounded life is garnished with some nice comic touches' Max Davidson, DAILY TELEGRAPH 'Wainwright tells the story of the fellwalking Lakeland cartographer with an affection and charm that even soft southerners will find irresistible. Lucky the man who finds such biographers to write about them' Roy Hattersley, SUNDAY TIMES 'Hunter Davies tells this absorbing tale with the self-effacing manner it needs. To Wainwright's many fans, it is pure nectar' Paul Johnson, SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
Hunter Davies is the author of over thirty books which include such modern classics as the authorised biography of The Beatles, The Glory Game and A Walk Around the Lakes. He has written several other walking books. He is also well known as a broadcaster and journalist and writes for the Independent, Sunday Times, Daily Mail and New Statesman. He is married to the novelist and biographer Margaret Forster and lives in London and the Lake District.