The Game Goes On
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The Game Goes On

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Jim Eyre's classic autobiography, part two, taking him from the caving expeditions of the 1960s through trials and tribulations to India in the 2000s. In it, Jim produced another masterpiece by turn both solemn and outrageously funny.

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The Game Goes On

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Jim Eyre has led a varied life, from his painting and decorating business to travelling this world in search of adventure. His quest has never failed, with escapades galore and always a gritty, underlying determination to find new caves and, as part of his time spent with the Yorkshire-based Cave Rescue Organisation, to help to rescue anyone unfortunate enough to experience an accident underground.

A highly accomplished cartoonist and raconteur, Jim presented the first half of his autobiography as It's Only a Game. The book drew great acclaim and now, in The Game Goes On, he picks up his story in the 1960s. And if you thought Jim had accomplished a lot in the first part of his life, you haven't read anything yet!

This is not only an exploration of the natural world beneath our feet, but a study of humour and pathos by a master storyteller. Here are tales of life and death, of pleasures and discomfort and the sheer, unadulterated joy of discovery, told with relish and no holds barred. Read of trips to Iran and Mexico, Greece and Spain; of desperate attempts to descend the world's deepest cave and the satisfaction of extending those in the Dales.The Game Goes On is a captivating tale of the best and worst that the world can throw at one man, but which still finds him laughing at fate and you chuckling alongside.

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CONTENTS

Dedication and acknowledgements
Foreword

1 The Game Goes On
2 Spanish Explorations
3 The Maeshafn Affair
4 Greece: Into the Abyss
5 The Tragedy of Mossdale Caverns
6 Donner und Blitzen: The Wrath of the Gods
7 A Glimpse Behind the Iron Curtain
8 A Return to the Pindus
9 Iran
10 The Seventies: A Time of Change
11 Turkish Delight
12 Silly Rope Tricks
13 The Hölloch
14 There’s No Business Like Show Business
15 I Join the Jet Set
16 The Magic of Mexico
17 The Perils of Publishing
18 Through Caverns Measureless to Man (almost)
19 A Short Walk in the Himachal Pradesh
Postscript

By the same author
References and further reading
Publisher’s notes and Glossary
Index


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Binding:
Softback
Size:
17.5cm x 24.5cm
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Book: new
Pages:
320
Illustrations:
160 b&w cartoons and photographs
Publication date:
2007
ISBN:
978-0-9526701-7-9
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Laminated cover
Author:
Jim Eyre
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