Living Mountain

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‘The Living Mountain’ is a lyrical testament in praise of the Cairngorms. It is a work deeply rooted in Nan Shepherd’s knowledge of the natural world, and a poetic and philosophical meditation on our longing for high and holy places.

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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.

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Weight0.1 kg
Dimensions19.5 × 13 × 1 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

xliii, 114

Language

English

Edition

Main – Canons Imprint Re-issue

Dewey

941.24 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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