A history and anthology
Charles Lamb felt a special thrill when he stood on the summit of Skiddaw. Coleridge left his name on a slate. Wordsworth kicked over a kettle. Southey mocked him. Ruskin had a mystical vision. Ann Radcliffe gloried in the panorama and the King of Saxony drank his best sherry.
Some had a spiritual experience, others were excited and some, like John Keats, gave up when they were half way up. ‘Climbing Skiddaw’ is a history and anthology of the many people who climbed t’the tippy’ top o’ Skiddaw in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
Paperback; 147 x 209mm