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Vertebrate signs Boardman Tasker winner
21.12.11 | Daisy Wyatt
Vertebrate Publishing has snapped up Canadian author Bernadette McDonald’s Freedom Climbers, winner of the 2011 Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature.
Vertebrate publishing manager John Coefield acquired rights for the UK and Ireland in the title from Canadian publisher Rocky Mountain Books.
Hailed by the judges as “one of the most important mountaineering books to be written for many years”, Freedom Climbers tells the true story of Polish adventurers who became the world’s leading Himalayan climbers after escaping from Communist oppression after the Second World War.
Coefield said: “This is a meticulously researched title and of the highest quality in this genre—a worthy winner of this year’s Boardman Tasker. We’re delighted to add it to our expanding mountaineering literature list.”
Freedom Climbers will be published in February 2012 as paperback and e-book.