Feeding the Rat

Feeding the Rat : A Climber's Life on the Edge

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Feeding the Rat is the story of an extraordinary man: climbing legend Mo Anthoine, who found his greatet joy in adventures that tested the far limits of human endurance. That passion for "feeding the rat" made him the unsung hero of dozens of horrifying epics in the mountains, including the famous ogre expedition that nearly killed Doug Scott and sir Chris Bonington. The book is also the story of the extraordinary friendship between Mo and adrenaline junky Al Alvarez - the distinguished poet, journalist and critic - whose deeply moving portrait of his longtim climbing partner is a classic of adventure literature.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 13mm | 158g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0747564523
  • 9780747564522
  • 547,870

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'This is writing of power and originality' Guardian
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About Al Alvarez

Al Alvarez, poet, critic, novelist, sportsman, poker player, has for seventy years been hard to categorize. Author of over twenty books including POKER,THE BIGGEST GAME IN TOWN and THE SAVAGE GOD: A STUDY OF SUICIDE (all available from Bloomsbury) he is one of the great writers of the twentieth century.
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103 ratings
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