Psycho Vertical

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By Jen Randall
Category Film Reviewed byEd Douglas
Date Thursday, 16 November 2017
Rating Rating 5 out of 5

Ten years after its publiction, Jen Randall brings Andy Kirkpatrick's award-winning story of Hull, divorce, thwarted dreams and high mountains to the big screen. Witty, intelligent and beautifully made, it's a fascinating enquiry into what makes a driven adventurer tick.

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Play Up, Then Cheat

Posted by Ed Douglas at 1.54 PM

So I’m working away, listening to the cricket, when my friend Henry Iddon mentions on twitter that he’s reading Frank Nugent’s entertaining history of early Irish mountaineers, of whom our joint favourite is Lizzie Le Blond, whose climbing activities became a society scandal. Anyway, Lizzie’s first husband was the adventurer and army officer Fred Burnaby, who admitted with refreshing honesty that Lizzie was both more adventurous and much, much more intelligent, shortly before he met his death at the Battle of Abu Klea, ...
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