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"...a naturalist who can unfurl a sentence - poetry really - with the breathless ease of a master angler"
-- International Herald Tribune
"...this is beautiful as well as intelligent writing...a new naturalist to set beside the classics in our literature" -- The Evening Standard
"This beautiful book takes us to tree tops, beaches and mountains... in the company of a supremely lyrical writer" -- The Scotsman
Robert Macfarlane's Mountains of the Mind: A History of a Fascination (2003), won the Guardian First Book Award, The Somerset Maugham Award, and The Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award, and was filmed by the BBC. It was also short-listed for the Ondaatje Prize for the Literature of Place, the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, the Boardman-Tasker Prize for Mountaineering Literature, the Banff Mountain Literature Award, and long-listed for the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction. It was acclaimed as 'one of the two most important books written around the experience of mountains in the past fifty years'. Robert Macfarlane is a Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge. He lives in Cambridge with his family.
McFarlane evokes his wild places so perfectly with his writing that after a while the reader begins to feel cold. Read morePublished 1 day ago by JeanTrix
If you dream of getting away from it all to the wildest parts of our beautiful islands then read Roberts book "The Wild Places". Read morePublished 22 days ago by A Thorne
An absorbing book - with interesting aspects of the author's travels around the UK. Overall I think more for the mountaineer/walker. Read morePublished 1 month ago by M. P. Frost
Robert Macfarlane's knowledge of our history, pride in our wild landscape and use of our language in his prose is outstanding.
This is a fabulous book to read.
Never have I read a book which made me want to put on my walking boots, pack my rucksack and go. In my teens my parents took myself Nd. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Mrs C Walford