The Living Mountain

Cover Art for 9781786897350, The Living Mountain by Nan Shepherd, introduction by Robert Macfarlane
ISBN: 9781786897350
Publisher: A&U Canongate
Published: 1 September, 2019
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Links Allen And Unwin
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'The finest book ever written on nature and landscape in Britain.' - Guardian In 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.

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