Twelve Words for Moss

Twelve Words for Moss

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Publisher's Synopsis


Shortlisted for the Wainwright Prize 2023 for Nature Writing

'Exquisite, luminous and quietly radical . . . utterly unique and refreshing' Lucy Jones

Where nothing grows, moss is the spark that triggers new life. Embarking on a journey though landscape, memory and recovery, Elizabeth-Jane Burnett explores this mysterious, ancient marvel of the plant world, meditating on and renaming her favourite mosses - from Glowflake to Little Loss - and drawing inspiration from place, people and language itself.

'Fascinating, subtle and risk-taking . . . Poetry, descriptive-evocative prose, memory, memoir, natural history and more all drift and mingle in strikingly new ways' Robert Macfarlane

Book information

ISBN: 9780141999548
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 588.2
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 200g
Height: 198mm
Width: 129mm
Spine width: 15mm