The Living Mountain

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Publisher's Synopsis

'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.

Book information

ISBN: 9780857861832
Publisher: Canongate Books
Imprint: Canongate
Pub date:
Edition: New edition
DEWEY: 941.24
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xliii, 114
Weight: 116g
Height: 128mm
Width: 198mm
Spine width: 6mm