New Release: “Walking Through Spring: An English Journey”
Released 6th April 2017
Did you know that the season of spring moves south to north through England at the speed of a walking person?
In 2015 Graham followed the spring on foot through the whole of England, from Christchurch to the border at Gretna Green. This book documents his journey; following Richard Jefferies, Edward Thomas and Robert Macfarlane into the wilder parts of our country, Walking through Spring will be a book in the English pastoral tradition.
Graham connected a labyrinth of ancient footpaths into a new English trail running from south to north, marking each mile travelled by planting an oak-tree in hedgerows of blackthorn, hawthorn, dogwood and hazel. He drew a line of oak trees stretching through the English countryside.
On the way many aspects of Spring will be explored: how does the earth’s angle to the sun make the seasons change? Which plants start blooming first? Which birds survive the bitter winter in our hedgerows and which arrive from overseas? The joy of the natural world will be seen, smelled and experienced as the season arrives – from dairy cows cantering and kicking their heels when released into lush meadows of the West Country, to galloping bands of lambs in the Peak District. England’s unique botanical, geographical and social landscape will be mapped as Spring unfolds across the country.
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“The Last Hours on Everest: The gripping story of Mallory & Irvine’s Fatal Ascent”
Published by HarperCollins (2014). Available in Hardback, Paperback, Kindle and Nook formats.
#1 Amazon Mountaineering Bestseller. An expert mountaineer cracks Everest’s most intriguing mystery – did Mallory and Irvine reach the summit before they perished on its slopes?
On the 6th June 1924, mountaineers George Mallory and Sandy Irvine perished in their attempt to reach the summit of Everest.
Obsessed by uncovering what happened, in 1993 Graham Hoyland became the 15th Englishman to climb Everest. His investigations led to the finding of Mallory’s body; it will be his evidence that will recover Irvine’s.
‘Last Hours on Everest’ meticulously reconstructs that fateful day. Combining his own expert insight with the clues they left behind, Graham Hoyland at last answers the most intriguing of questions – did the two men actually reach the top of Everest?
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