The Living Mountain By Nan Shepherd (Paperback)

The Living Mountain By Nan Shepherd (Paperback)

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Introduced by Robert Macfarlane and with an afterword by Jeanette Winterson

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Introduced by Robert Macfarlane and with an afterword by Jeanette Winterson

'The finest book ever written on nature and landscape in Britain' Guardian

Introduction by Robert Macfarlane. Afterword by Jeanette Winterson

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.

About the Author

Anna (Nan) Shepherd was born in 1893 and died in 1981. Closely attached to Aberdeen and her native Deeside, she graduated from her home university in 1915 and for the next forty-one years worked as a lecturer in English. An enthusiastic gardener and hill-walker, she made many visits to the Cairngorms with students and friends. She also travelled further afield - to Norway, France, Italy, Greece and South Africa - but always returned to the house where she was raised and where she lived almost all of her adult life, in the village of West Cults, three miles from Aberdeen on North Deeside.
Contributors:
Nan Shepherd, Robert Macfarlane, Jeanette Winterson
Imprint:
Canongate Canons
Publisher:
Canongate Books Ltd
Release Date:
18 Aug 2011
Number of Pages:
160
Binding:
Paperback / softback
ISBN13:
9780857861832

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