Subtitled 'A string of mountain matters', Graham Wilson's new book Over the Hill is just that - a thoughtful and witty collection of essays on a whole range of subjects to do with mountains, from the naming of rock climbs to the Ordnance Survey, from C F Holland to the mountaineer's responsibility to the environment. It is Graham's last title for Millrace and contains all the qualities of originality, wisdom and irreverence which make his earlier books such a good read. Enjoy his take on...Maps "Nowadays many are old friends, dog-eared with creaking joints and fading notes jotted in the margins, a shadow of their former selves that once refolded to lie as neat and crisp as a new deck of cards." Climbing "I realised that, unlike most activities where you can smudge the edges of success and failure, climbing was different. You were either on or you were off and there were no nearly or almost." The old licensing laws "Cometh the hour, so early that any self-respecting witch would still have been snuggled under the duvet, cometh the bell. Grills were slammed on grasping fingers, chairs were piled ...and the valedictory drone of the vacuum cleaner bid its sonorous farewell." ...and much more.