Sunday, 22 July 2012

'While Giants Sleep' - Contents Page & Amazon Reviews


Hey you! (1964 – 1970)

And all who here ....


  8
Early morning snow

 10
The rat

 11
Explanations and interpretations

 14
Everydaynow

 15
Prospects

 16
A friend from way back

 17

Hanging in the balance (1984 – 1988)

Hanging in the balance


20
Domestic violence

24
If I could take the pain away

26
Sargasso

27
Men and women and the rock

30
Purchase on renewal

34
Arriving at this

36
The local climbing club is ten years old

40
Conversation points

43
Christmas alone – a beginner’s guide

45

Away and away (1989 – 1999)

Around Annapurna


 52
Whistling down to Jomsom

 57
Ogwen, November 1989

 59
Too far, too steep

 60
Two glasses

 62
Before the workshop

 63
A taste of life

 64
The cove

 68

Attempting to interfere

 70
Northumberland, 1996

 72
Lions and minnows

 74
Lost to the night

 76
Above grit

 77
If you see him .... leave him be
 78


Peninsular days (2004 – 2006)

Peninsular days


 88
Way to the west

 92
Around Land’s End

 96
Days of the Lizard
101


Amazon Reviews

Megan Taylor:  "Whether discussing climbing, travel or relationships, Andy Miller's unique collection is consistently lyrical and thought provoking, and often gripping. A book to repeatedly return to and to treasure"

Victoria Lewis:  "This collection of stories and poems vividly paints a picture of the author's experiences in life and love. Inspiring and entertaining, sometimes painful, but ultimately optimistic, this is a thoroughly good read"

Alastair Walker:  "Andy Miller has created an eclectic mix of prose and poetry that uses writing over a forty year period to illustrate some of the most important influences on his journey through life. Each piece is different but helps to represent a coherent set of attitudes and feelings. He is adept at bringing landscapes to life and the impact of those landscapes on people struggling to traverse them. He is even more adept, with a very light word-sketch touch, at introducing us to the character of those whom he meets. The book is both unique and excellent"

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