Book Description

The Only Genuine Jones by Alex Roddie

The Indie Book of the Day for 15th of July, 2013!

Genre: Science Fiction, Sports

A challenge for honour turns into a fight for survival at 12,000 feet.

Beneath the polite veneer of Victorian society, a small group of eccentric men and women live double lives as mountaineers. The maverick rock climber O.G. Jones and a young Aleister Crowley are rivals in this dangerous new world. Both are brilliant and ambitious, but their concept of honour could not be more different.

Together their journey takes them from the Highlands of Scotland to the most lethal mountain wall in the Alps, where Jones is confronted with a terrible choice: risk death and dishonour, or allow Crowley to triumph and destroy everything he believes in.

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Book Insight

  • File Size: 570 KB
  • Print Length: 286 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009R2BBN2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled

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Hi, I’m Alex. I write books that celebrate the rich cultural heritage of mountaineering in Britain and Europe.

I was born in Huntingdon in 1986. Although having lived in the flatlands of Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Norfolk, and Lincolnshire for most of my life, I have nurtured a passion for the hills since an early age, and have been writing in one form or another for almost as long. My other great passions are history and the early Romantic period of music.

In 2008 I moved to the Clachaig Inn and lived there for over two years, working behind the bar and climbing in my spare time. Writing suffered a bit of a hiatus as there was simply so much else to do! However, I lived through dozens of adventures that directly inspired my writing, and over several years the idea for a new project developed.

In 2009 I established the successful mountaineering blog, Glencoe Mountaineer, which now provides inspiring stories from the peaks of Scotland under the editorship of my brother James. I conducted the Raeburn Project between 2010 and 2011 to study the performance of Victorian mountaineering equipment in Scottish winter climbing scenarios.

I have been writing about mountains and mountaineering ever since. My goal is a simple one: to bring the drama, heroism, and beauty of the mountains into the lives of everyone. I strongly believe that the British hills aren’t only for mountaineers and climbers, and that you don’t have to be the member of an elite group to enjoy them.

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