Readers of Peak District Magazine and The Big Issue will be familiar with John Morrison's acerbic wit and wicked sense of irony, and when he decided that he was fed up with writing directional footpath guidebooks to pubs and tea-shops, he chose the Dales Way to vent his literary frustrations. The result is an hilarious journey from Morrison's former haunts in Leeds along the valley of the Wharfe, dawdling through the Dales, to eventually reach the honeypots of the Lake District. There is, as you would expect from this author a laugh every mile, as he dissects the many and varied characters he meets en route. But there is also a knowledgeable sprinkling of history and heritage to make it a real guidebook - with a smile. 217x138mm, hardback book comprising 144 pages, line drawings.