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The Living Mountain: A Celebration of the Cairngorm Mountains of Scotland

by Nan Shepherd

Paperback £9.99
Published 18th August 2011, 160 pages
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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 thirty years before it was finally published.

Details

The Living Mountain: A Celebration of the Cairngorm Mountains of Scotland
by Nan Shepherd, Robert Macfarlane and Jeanette Winterson

ISBN
9780857861832

Publisher
Canongate Books Ltd

Binding
Paperback

Publication date
Aug. 18, 2011

Dimensions
19.5cm x 13.0cm x 1.0cm

Page count
160 pages