Encounters with Wainwright (Book)

The Wainwright Society is delighted to report that its publication, Encounters with Wainwright, compiled and edited by David Johnson, was placed as a joint Runner-up for Lakeland Book of the Year 2017.

The book contains 120 stories of people who met or knew Alfred Wainwright. These range from very brief encounters to accounts from those who knew him over many years. Together they provide much new information and many previously unpublished photographs, and provide the reader with an opportunity to consider Wainwright afresh in the light of first-hand experience.


David was thrilled by the award: ‘I was so pleased that Encounters with Wainwright was honoured in this way, among strong competition including established writers. This comes on top of the many positive messages I have received about the book and knowing that all profits, so far over £6,500) go to Animal Rescue Cumbria, the charity that Wainwright and his wife Betty supported passionately. In my opinion it is essential reading for anyone interested in AW.’

Copies of the book are available from the Society’s website, on Amazon at
various retail outlets or by post. Any queries can be sent to David at encounters@wainwright.org.uk