The Write Stuff: The Making of Mickey Bell, by Kellan MacInnes
The fate of climbing books
))))))£££:££***...Two and a half years I’d been there.... TWO AND A HALF YEARS!... sandwiched between the AA Guide to Rural Britain and Michael Owen’s Soccer Skills. Abandoned... forgotten at the end of an inaccessible bookshelf behind a wire basket of CDs and a plastic crate of videos.
It was the long nights that were the worst... after they locked the door at five o’clock. During the day a faint breeze from the Campsies sometimes drifted through the window in the back store room, but at night, the smell of second-hand clothes permeated everything... it seeped, seeped into my covers.