Very pleased by the comments I've had about 'Walking with Harry.'
"a really great read" - "flows so smoothly & each character comes alive" -"couldn't put it down" - liked the verbal spats between Harry and O.L. -"looking forward to your next one."
Well, here it is:"WALKING WITH HARRY IN CHAMONIX," - publication date, July 1st, 2013. Harry, he who prefers low-level strolls, walking in the Alps?? Find out why, how he re-invents himself, how he copes in the French Alps and how O.L. re-acts to the born again Harry
I'm presenting the book at Blackburn Library on Wednesday, September 4th at2 p.m.
In the second of his 'Walking with Harry' series, the author takes his mixed crew of Thurston Ramblers to the French Alps after describing their training walks in the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District
The underlying theme of this vividly described story is the tension between the domineering - and remarkably fit - president of the club, Mrs Olive Lavinia Jonstone (O.L.) and the less than athletic Harry Birch who, in the first book, was much more interested in gentle strolls, tea-shops and pub breaks than vigorous walking. To everyone's surprise, Harry signs up for Chamonix, motivated by a middle-age yearning fir the beautiful Monique who had offered to lead the walks, even hiring a personal trainer to get fit. Whether or not he 'gets the girl,' I leave the reader to discover.
I found the book very entertaining and particularly enjoyed the amusing banter between Harry, Bert and other members of the club. anyone contemplating a walking holiday in Chamonix will be inspired by the descriptions of the breath-taking, mountainous terrain
by Peter Wrigley
Northumbrian born and bred - Morpeth Grammar Schol - National Service in Malaya - University College Durham - taught French in Sheffield & Blackburn. After early retirement, set up 'Anglo-French Walks'& led groups all over UK & France. Married with 3 sons - living in Lancs.- member of Blackburn Ramblers -incorrigeable pipe-smoker but still sound in wind and limb.