The Living Mountain: A Celebration Of The Cairngorm Mountains Of Scotland

byNan ShepherdIntroduction byRobert MacfarlaneAfterword byJeanette Winterson

April 10, 2014|
The Living Mountain: A Celebration Of The Cairngorm Mountains Of Scotland by Nan Shepherd
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''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 thirtyyears before it was finally published.

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...
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Title:The Living Mountain: A Celebration Of The Cairngorm Mountains Of Scotland
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:160 pages, 7.68 X 5.12 X 0.39 in
Shipping dimensions:160 pages, 7.68 X 5.12 X 0.39 in
Published:April 10, 2014
Publisher:Canongate Books
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780857861832

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