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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Frances Lincoln (1 July 2009)
  • Language: Unknown
  • ISBN-10: 0711230463
  • ISBN-13: 978-0711230460
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.4 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 604,531 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Anything written by Hunter Davies is crafted in an elegant, crisp and very readable English. He makes what might be called a dry-as-dust subject into a racy and interesting story. This sympathetic portrayal can only be the result of intense study abd research. Hunter is an historian of remarkable stature. (Keswick Reminder)

A charming and hugely entertaining travelling companion. (Newcastle Journal)

Charming account, part history, part guidebook and part personal experience. (Lancashire Life)

Will appeal to both the armchair hiker and the real-world one! (Whitehaven News)

Take off with Hunter Davies on a 'Walk Along the Wall'. His personal testament and guide to Hadrian's Wall and its starkly beautiful environs makes you want to leap from your armchair, as does its companion piece 'Walk Around the Lakes'. (Scotsman)

About the Author

Hunter Davies is the author of over 30 books, many of them with a Lake District connection, as well as biographies of Wordsworth, Beatrix Potter and Eddie Stobart. His authorised biography of Wainwright appeared in 1995. He is married to the novelist and biographer Margaret Forster and they divide their time between London and their Lake District home in Loweswater.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Alfie on 18 Sept. 2012
Format: Paperback
Informative about Roman Britain and giving an equally facinating insight into Northamberland and Cumbria during the 1970s, Hunter Davies' account of his walk along Hadrian's Wall is packed with entertaining anecdotes, and is interspersed with nuggets from William Hutton's 1801 account of his own parallel journey.
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11 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Islander on 20 July 2009
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This book was first published in 1974. Amazon should make this clear. Maybe this is a revised edition, or just a reprint of an old edition - this should be clarified, and Amazon should not present it as a new book.
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By mind2007 on 30 May 2013
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Hunter Davies writting style and insite into the Lake District way of life for the natives and the many types of visitors. An absorbing and enjoyable read. I would recomend any planning to visit the Lake District.
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A Christmas present to someone about to do the walk, they were delighted with it. It arrived promptly and nicely packed, and a good price
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Delightful Book 20 Dec. 2009
By Jeffrey S. Barrett - Published on Amazon.com
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Hunter Davies wrote this book in 1974 about his walk along Hadrian's Wall in the UK.He introduces the reader to a wide variety of interesting and sometimes annoying characters with whom he met on his series of walks which took place between 1973 and 1974.Some of his characters such as Professor Birley (Vindolanda Roman site) have a great love for all things Roman and then you will meet the landowner who wishes the wall would just disappear.
Davies wrote in the introduction about what has since happened to some of the people that he met during his walk along Hadrian's Wall in his introduction of the book.If you have an interest in Roman Britain, Davies presents his historical information in an easy to read style of writing.
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