The Living Mountain: A Celebration of the Cairngorm Mountains of Scotland (Main - Canons Imprint Re-Issue)

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Price
$14.00  $12.88
Publisher
Canongate Books
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Pages
160
Dimensions
5.1 X 0.8 X 7.7 inches | 0.25 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780857861832
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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.

Robert Macfarlane's Mountains of the Mind: A History of a Fascination (2003), won the Guardian First Book Award, the Somerset Maugham Award, and the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award. Robert Macfarlane is a Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge. He lives in Cambridge with his family.

Reviews

Most works of mountain literature are written by men, and most of them focus on the goal of the summit. Nan Shepherd's aimless, sensual exploration of the Cairngorms is bracingly different--Robert Macfarlane
A masterpiece . . . Amongst the greatest works of nature writing to come out of Britain--Chitra Ramaswamy "The Scotsman "