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Rosemary Bailey is the bestselling author of LIFE IN A POSTCARD, her enthralling account of living in a small village in the French Pyrenees. Now she sets off in search of The Man who Married a Mountain. The 19th century explorer and mountaineer, Henry Russell combined a wild Irish spirit and thirst for travel with a typically French attachment to his own region. He climbe ...more
Paperback, 448 pages
Published April 1st 2005 by Bantam
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Rich
Aug 19, 2020 rated it did not like it
Specifically for those interested in Henry Russell, otherwise seems to be name-dropping exercise re English in the area. I obtained the book with the thought that it would relate more to the modern France re places and French life in general.

Didn't bother to finish it, lost interest in it at page 180.
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Nov 27, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: france, climbing, pyrenees
Very informative book about the life of Henry Russell, Victorian explorer and lover of the Pyrenees
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Rosemary Bailey is an award-winning travel writer and journalist, born in Halifax, Yorkshire. She has been based in the French Pyrenees for many years, and has written a trilogy of books about a region she has grown to love and know intimately.

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