Feeding The Rat

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Bloomsbury, Jul 1, 2003 - Mountaineers - 160 pages
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This is the story of Mo Anthoine, who found joy in adventures that tested the limits of human endurance. His passion for feeding the rat made him the unsung hero of dozens of horrifying epics in the mountains, including the Ogre expedition that nearly killed Doug Scott and Sir Chris Bonington.

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About the author (2003)

Al Alvarez is a poet, novelist, literary critic, anthologist and author of many highly praised non-fiction books on topics ranging from suicide, divorce and dreams - "The Savage God", "Life After Marriage", "Night" - to poker, North Sea oil and mountaineering - "The Biggest Game in Town", "Offshore", "Feeding the Rat". His most recent books are "New and Selected Poems "and" The Writer's Voice".

In 2010 Al Alvarez was awarded the Benson Medal by the Royal Society of Literature for 'meritorious works in poetry, fiction, history and belles lettres'. He lives in London.

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