Bowman, W. E. The Ascent of Rum Doodle

ISBN 13: 9780099317708

The Ascent of Rum Doodle

3.79 avg rating
( 1,188 ratings by GoodReads )
9780099317708: The Ascent of Rum Doodle

A 1920s Himalayan adventure story.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.


"Wonderful. Rum Doodle does for mountaineering what Three Men in a Boat did for Thames-going or Catch-22 did for the Second World War. It is simply an account of the leader of an expedition up Rum Doodle, a 40,000 and a half foot peak in the Himalayas, in the same way that Scoop is simply a tale about newsgathering in Africa. The tone is nearer to Pooter than anyone else I can think of, but the flavour is all W.E. Bowman's own." ( Sunday Times)

"I just love this book. Everything about it is nearly perfect... hugely enjoyable and brilliantly sustained." ( From the introduction by Bill Bryson)

"Exceedingly funny... as if the hero of Diary of a Nobody had, in a mood of abandon, turned to mountaineering." ( Dublin Magazine)

"it is an epic. It is Homeric. It is inspiring. It is very, very funny... Read it and be moved." ( Books of the Month)

Book Description:

A new edition of W.E. Bowman's hilarious spoof, with a new introduction by Bill Bryson.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace


Bowman, W. E.
Published by Arrow Books Ltd (1983)
ISBN 10: 0099317702 ISBN 13: 9780099317708
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)

Book Description Arrow Books Ltd, 1983. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 99317702

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds