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singer, songwriter, comedian, author, poet, broadcaster and multi-instrumentalist

Yorkshire Transvestite Found Dead On Everest

Extremely Unheroic Travel Writing

a 200 page collection of new short stories

Release Date: November 21, 2005
ISBN 1 904524 42 7
Publisher: Hayloft

FOR a number of years now, writer, photographer, stand-up-comic and folk musician Mike Harding has written a monthly column for The Great Outdoors, Britain’s premier backpacking and trekking magazine. Witty, acidic and sometimes frothing over with barely concealed grump, the articles have plumbed the heights, and soared to the depths of all that is best and worse in travel writing. Here, gathered under one roof for the first time, is a selection of some of the best of those literary burblings.
In these pages you will meet Yorkshire Transvestite and hero Maurice Wilson, you will climb the Devil’s Bollocks, and hear the story of Akala and the Monk’s Ghost. May you read them in health.

MIKE Harding’s monthly contributions to TGO achieve the near impossible – he has an uncanny ability to produce fun and laughter out of almost any situation, the most extreme being his self deprecating descriptions of suffering extreme Delhi-belly in the direst of circumstances. I can even forgive him for describing me as Macaroon McNasty…
Cameron McNeish, editor, The Great Outdoors magazine