The Living Mountain

The Living Mountain A Celebration of the Cairngorm Mountains of Scotland


Audio CD (15 Aug 2019)

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Publisher's Synopsis

'The finest book ever written on nature and landscape in Britain' Guardian

In this masterpiece of nature writing, beautifully narrated by Oscar-winning actor Tilda Swinton, 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: 9781786899569
Publisher: Canongate Books
Imprint: Canongate
Pub date:
Edition: Unabridged
DEWEY: 941.24
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Weight: 125g
Height: 128mm
Width: 140mm
Spine width: 13mm