A Man in a Hurry on the Underground

A Man in a Hurry: The Extraordinary Life and Times of Edward Payson Weston, the World’s Greatest Walker

The Book Fairies got their walking boots on this Monday as they headed out onto the Tube with copies of A Man in a Hurry: The Extraordinary Life and Times of Edward Payson Weston, the World’s Greatest Walker by Nick Harris, Helen Harris and Paul Marshall.

About Man in a Hurry

For half a century, Weston was one of the most famous people in the English-speaking world as the first age of international celebrity unfolded. The godfather of the pedestrianism movement – a sport that took the Victorian world by storm – he criss-crossed Britain and America on foot earning fame, fortune and notoriety in an athletic career that saw him complete some of the most amazing endurance feats ever witnessed. The co-authors have skillfully recreated a vanished world to tell one of the most amazing stories in sporting history.

About the Authors

Nick Harris is chief sports news correspondent of the Mail on Sunday, editor of sportingintelligence.com and multiple winner of the SJA Internet Sports Writer of the Year.

Helen Harris is journalist by training and former national press officer for Britain’s largest natural history charities.

Paul Marshall is an historian who became interested in Victorian race-walking when researching the life of an ancestor. He is editor of kingofthepeds.com

If you’d like to purchase a copy of A Man in a Hurry then visit Hive.co.uk who support local and independent booksellers.

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