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Behind the Scenes with Wainwright

Andrew Nichol


Giving us a new insight into the ‘Great Fellwanderer’ Wainwright’s publisher, Andrew Nichol, writes about his experiences of working with Wainwright.

Almost from the day Andrew Nichol accepted responsibility for the general printing and book publishing departments of The Westmorland Gazette, people have been asking him to write a book about his experiences of Alfred Wainwright. Despite his admiration for Wainwright and his writings, and an insight into the ‘Great Fellwanderer’ that few can rival, this was not something he ever anticipated. In fact, prior to his death in June 1991, Wainwright had made it clear to him that he did not want anyone writing about him after his death.

Since that time, and for more than 20 years after his passing, he has respected those wishes, only proceeding with this book in response to the many further requests for an authentic account of AW and events in which he was involved. The result is fascinating, insightful and humorous record of events in the company of possibly the world’s most renowned Fellwanderer.

All royalties from the sale of this book will be donated to ‘Macmillan Caring Locally’.


Kirkland Books



Publication Date:

2012 April


Paperback; 210 x 148mm.




8 pages of colour photographs

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