The Grassling A Geological Memoir

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Publisher's Synopsis

'Deliciously tactile and meditative . . . to read this is to luxuriate in the land, and to connect to it and oneself' Bernardine Evaristo

What fills my lungs is wider than breath could be. It is a place and a language torn, matted and melded; flowered and chiming with bones. That breath is that place and until I get there I will not really be breathing.

Spurred on by her father's declining health and inspired by the history he once wrote of his small Devon village, Elizabeth-Jane Burnett delves through layers of memory, language and natural history to tell a powerful story of how the land shapes us and speaks to us. The Grassling is a book about roots: what it means to belong when the soil beneath our feet is constantly shifting, when the people and places that nurtured us are slipping away.

Book information

ISBN: 9780141989624
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 821.92
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: vii, 194
Weight: 160g
Height: 264mm
Width: 198mm
Spine width: 15mm