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Adventures Underground
« on: March 29, 2017, 11:40:53 am »
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In 1952 Underground Adventure by Arthur Gemmel and Jack Myres brought stories of exploration in the caves of the Yorkshire Dales to the reading public. Now, inspired by those classic tales, two new authors - Dave Haigh and John Cordingley continue the theme into modern times, bringing to life the dedication, ingenuity and sheer hard work needed to break new ground,often in desperately difficult circumstances, yet blend their narrative with the outrageous humour known only to cavers. :coffee:


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Re: Adventures Underground
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2017, 02:11:52 pm »
I'm very much looking forward to reading this

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Re: Adventures Underground
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2017, 02:34:22 pm »
Just mentioning, so folk are aware, the authors are donating all royalties to a couple of charities (cave rescue and Macmillan Cancer Support). I've seen the finished product now and Wild Places Publishing have done a very pleasing job of it. Hope you enjoy it Ian.

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Re: Adventures Underground
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2017, 07:25:46 pm »
Just arrived. Great reading, great photos and great production values. Do buy one!

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Re: Adventures Underground
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2017, 08:40:03 am »
Just arrived. Great reading, great photos and great production values. Do buy one!

Ditto.

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Re: Adventures Underground
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2017, 02:04:20 pm »
Thanks for the encouraging words above!
I understand that Inglesport now has more stock. Best give 'em a ring before travelling any distance (01524 241146). But Starless River also stocks them (see website) and it's always possible to order direct from the publisher.

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Re: Adventures Underground
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2017, 02:37:14 pm »
A copy was doing the rounds in the pub last night - looks very nice indeed.  Have placed an order...

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Re: Adventures Underground
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2017, 11:07:12 pm »
I was led to understand that there was going to be:

'a book launch gathering / social evening at Clapham Bunk House on 8th April.'

What happened to that?

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Re: Adventures Underground
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2017, 05:32:31 pm »
Hello Fulk - yes, you can still go to that.

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Re: Adventures Underground
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2017, 05:43:20 pm »
Thanks for letting me know, Pitlamp.

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Re: Adventures Underground
« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2017, 05:40:11 pm »
I saw DH today and yes, the launch evening is going ahead as planned. I know you'll be especially welcome Fulk, for obvious reasons.

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Re: Adventures Underground
« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2017, 10:45:38 am »
Thank you    :thumbsup:

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Re: Adventures Underground
« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2017, 06:46:36 pm »
Great book, haven't been able to put it down.

Wish I still lived in Yorkshire so I could get back to smashing bare pots...

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Re: Adventures Underground
« Reply #13 on: April 04, 2017, 09:34:21 am »
Thanks! It's all still here of course, whenever you get chance . . .   ;)

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Re: Adventures Underground
« Reply #14 on: April 07, 2017, 04:10:39 pm »
Its a cracking read , stocks a plenty

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Re: Adventures Underground
« Reply #15 on: April 07, 2017, 11:36:25 pm »
Thoroughly enjoying this outstanding book. I'm rationing it to nurse me through a series of dull night shifts!
Winner winner, chicken dinner!!

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Re: Adventures Underground
« Reply #16 on: April 07, 2017, 11:40:55 pm »
Rushed through it as I couldnt put it down. One complaint - too short!

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Re: Adventures Underground
« Reply #17 on: April 09, 2017, 08:09:46 am »
Thanks Brains - that was the dilemma we had; we had a size limit and there were so many other things we could have put in the book. We agonised over what to leave out.

There's a very nice review just appeared; see:

http://www.wildplaces.co.uk/books/630-adventures-underground.html


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Re: Adventures Underground
« Reply #18 on: April 09, 2017, 06:03:00 pm »
Having got my grubby paws on a copy last night, a quick glance showed me this is a real classic book on Dales Caving. It is well written, illustrated with loads of great photos and diagrams, and produced to an exceptionally high quality.

The authors John Cordingley and Dave Haigh are to be congratulated on producing such a splendid book. And much credit to Chris Howes and Judith Calford at Wild Places for all their efforts in making sure the final product is worthy of its contents.

Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant!

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Re: Adventures Underground
« Reply #19 on: April 10, 2017, 05:54:47 pm »
Brilliant book, well written and put together. went for the hardback edition, not only a fab read but looks the business on the coffee table at home.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Adventures Underground
« Reply #20 on: April 10, 2017, 06:15:53 pm »
Wish I'd got the hardback not the paperback.

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Re: Adventures Underground
« Reply #21 on: April 10, 2017, 06:53:36 pm »
I reckon you'll find the soft backed version pretty durable. Chris Howes went to some effort to use a high quality binder.

But yes, the hard backed copies are a bit special. Unfortunately, because of the high cost to produce these, only a small number were bound in H/B. Quite a lot of those have gone already - they seem to be popular even though they're (inevitably) not as cheap as we'd have liked. Those who did get one of the H/B copies seem to be happy with them anyway.

Don't chuck your coffee all over yours Chunky!   ;)

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Re: Adventures Underground
« Reply #22 on: April 10, 2017, 07:57:45 pm »
I reckon you'll find the soft backed version pretty durable. Chris Howes went to some effort to use a high quality binder.

But yes, the hard backed copies are a bit special. Unfortunately, because of the high cost to produce these, only a small number were bound in H/B. Quite a lot of those have gone already - they seem to be popular even though they're (inevitably) not as cheap as we'd have liked. Those who did get one of the H/B copies seem to be happy with them anyway.

Don't chuck your coffee all over yours Chunky!   ;)

Have to admit knowing the proceeds are going to worth while charities cost didn't really come in to it after I saw the quality of the hardback.

It's not the coffee I have to worry about, it's the sticky fingers after eating the cakes I have to watch!  :chair:

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Re: Adventures Underground
« Reply #23 on: April 10, 2017, 10:16:44 pm »
The paperback is quality  :thumbsup:

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Re: Adventures Underground
« Reply #24 on: April 12, 2017, 07:09:26 am »
I guess what Dave H and I would most like to think is that it may inspire a few younger folk to have a go - and thereby help keep our pastime (passion?) healthy for the long term future. Both of us were certainly very motivated by Arthur & Jack's original and also by Dave Heap's later book about Dales caving. (There's perhaps a little bit of Heap's style which has inevitably crept into our own effort.) I must admit this has been a very rewarding project, despite all the hard work.