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A wonderful book: Macfarlane has a rare physical intelligence, and his writing affords total immersion in place, elements and the passage of time -- Antony Gormley A naturalist who can unfurl a sentence with the breathless ease of a master angler, a writer whose ideas and reach far transcend the physical region he explores The New York Times Book Review [Mountains of the Mind is] a distinguished book that jolted my heart. Adventurous, passionate, intensely romantic ... fizzes with insights -- Roger Deakin A new naturalist to set beside the classics in our literature Evening Standard --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Robert Macfarlane won the Guardian First Book Award, the Somerset Maugham Award, and the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award for his first book, Mountains of the Mind (2003). His second, The Wild Places (2007), was similarly celebrated, winning three prizes and being shortlisted for six more. Both books were adapted for television by the BBC. He is a Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge.
Extraordinarily well-written, but not what i would call a keeper. I think the author wrote it for himself! But i don't resent him doing that - enjoyed reading of his adventures.Published 5 days ago by Rivertothesea
Having read some of the criticisms of this book of the 'dull' and 'pretentious' variety, I thought I would give my 2p worth. Read morePublished 10 days ago by R. Harvey
I'm reading this slowly so that I can savour the delicious prose and picture the scenes described. It's the sort of book that gets into your dreams and your whole way of looking at... Read morePublished 26 days ago by twinkletoes.
My Life is too short to waste more time on this one, rarely give up but did after realising that 150 pages in and I was still waiting to click in and start enjoying his journeys,... Read morePublished 1 month ago by ANDY
Can a whole book get into pseuds corner in private eye? Wanted to give up after 5 pages made it to 50! Is it a bit like falling of a bicycle?Published 1 month ago by Mr. D. R. Evans
Loved this book, the writing immerses you in the 'spirit of place' . Robert McFarlane takes you with him all the way. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Hardtoplease