The Bone Cave A Journey Through Myth and Memory

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Publisher's Synopsis

This is a book about stories - old stories of people and place, and of the more-than-human world. A vivid account of a journey through the Scottish Highlands, The Bone Cave follows a series of folktales and myths to the places in which they're set. Travelling mostly on foot, and camping along the way amid some of Scotland's most beautiful and rugged landscapes, Dougie Strang encounters a depth of meaning to the tales he tracks - one that offers a unique perspective on place, culture, land ownership and ecological stewardship, as well as insights into his own entanglement with place. Dougie sets out on his walk at the beginning of October, which also marks the start of the red deer rut. The bellowing of stags forms the soundtrack to his journey and is a reminder that, as well as mapping invisible landscapes of story, he is also exploring the tangible, living landscape of the present. Longlisted for the Highland Book Prize

Book information

ISBN: 9781780278353
Publisher: Birlinn Ltd
Imprint: Birlinn
Pub date:
DEWEY: 914.11504
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 366g
Height: 144mm
Width: 225mm
Spine width: 26mm