Wainwright Books

To Bag a Wainwright: Growing A Wainwright Books Collection

July 31, 2013

As I picked up the notebook in which I’d listed some articles that needed writing I was a little puzzled. The next one to do was, “a Wainwright”. Had I meant A. WAINWRIGHT, the author of the famous Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells? Or was I referring to one of the summits listed in […]

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Wainwright Walks: Books and Guides

July 27, 2013

I admit that it could be argued that “guides” are books and therefore the “and” in my title here is meaningless. However, I’m going to defend my wording. Alfred Wainwright is best known for his Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells. These have a distinctive format and style. He developed it in the 1950s for […]

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A. Wainwright and the Wainwright Walks

July 25, 2013

It seemed appropriate for the first post on this blog to give a quick overview of the history of the books describing Wainwright’s walks in the Lake District. There are many other Wainwright books, but we’ll focus on the Lake District walks first. Early Years Alfred Wainwright, although nowadays best known for his “Wainwright Walks” […]

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