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This review is from: The Burgess Book of Lies (Paperback)
A great book. Unpretentious, they certainly give the impression that the title is totally unwarranted. The Burgess brothers are archetypal 70s British alpinistes, I pissed myself at their Rab Carrington quote re 80s Sheffield climbers "The young kids drink only orange juice - in half pints, just in case even orange juice might be bad for them". I doubt the Burgess brothers even drink half pints of beer.
They give the best insight into the personalities of themselves and their contemporaries that I have read, both the good and the bad sides. The book feels as though it is written by, and about, real people, rather than climbing legends.
My only criticism? They probably don't trumpet their own (awesome) climbing achievements enough.
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Initial post: 27 Jan 2011 20:12:05 GMT
hen wrach says:
Please can someone edit the list of authors - Al Burgess and Allan Burgess are the same person not two different people.
In reply to an earlier post on 17 Jun 2011 09:01:10 BDT
Stephen M. Whitaker says:
I can't see what you are talking about so perhaps it has been fixed.
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