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S. K. Baker - Camping on the Wye - 9781472945181 - V9781472945181
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Camping on the Wye

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Description for Camping on the Wye Hardcover. Num Pages: 160 pages, More than 75 facsimile illustrations. BIC Classification: 1DBKEMF; 3JH; BJ; WQN; WSSN; WTLC. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 208 x 153. .
During their university holidays in the late 1880s, S.K. Baker and three of his University College friends clad in stripy blazers and boaters spent time sailing and camping on the River Wye. Baker, a keen artist and diarist, recorded their travels in watercolour in two small leather bound books. The result is an entirely charming, funny account along the lines of the legendary Three Men in a Boat with which the notebooks are entirely contemporaneous although the protagonists are younger and possibly naughtier. Baker records their evenings in the pub, their encounters with girls, (both ashore and ... Read more

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About S. K. Baker
S. K. Baker was a student at University College, London in the late 1880s but little is known of his later life. Michael Goffe, the owner of the books, is a descendant of one of S.K. Baker's fellow travellers (GG in the book).

Reviews for Camping on the Wye
What a delight it is. Along the same lines as Three Men in a Boat, it is a wonderful record of what must have been a magical period in the lives of four friends.
Cotswold Life
An enjoyable and entertaining read. Baker writes beautifully about the joys of being outdoors. Each stage of their journey is accompanied by ... Read more

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