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The living mountain

By: Shepherd, Nan Winterson, Jeanette(Afterword by) Macfarlane, Robert(Introduction by)

Part of the CANONS series
0857861832 / 9780857861832
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United Kingdom
20 cm xliii, 114 pages : map (black and white)
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Published in Scotland. Originally published: Aberdeen University Press, 1977.

'The finest book ever written on nature and landscape in Britain' GuardianIntroduction by Robert Macfarlane.

Afterword by Jeanette WintersonIn this masterpiece of nature writing, Nan Shepherd describes her journeys into the Cairngorm mountains of Scotland.

There she encounters a world that can be breathtakingly beautiful at times and shockingly harsh at others.

Her intense, poetic prose explores and records the rocks, rivers, creatures and hidden aspects of this remarkable landscape.

Shepherd spent a lifetime in search of the 'essential nature' of the Cairngorms; her quest led her to write this classic meditation on the magnificence of mountains, and on our imaginative relationship with the wild world around us.

Composed during the Second World War, the manuscript of The Living Mountain lay untouched for more than thirty years before it was finally published.


1DBKSH Northern Scotland, Highlands & Islands, DN Prose: non-fiction, WN Natural history

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