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Poetry in prose,
This review is from: Living Mountain: Celebration of the Cairngorm Mountains of Scotland (Paperback)
This book is the most incredibly beautiful evocation of the Cairngorm Mountains in Scotland. It is like reading poetry. I was living in Aberdeen in the seventies when it was published, and read it then, and like the author I walked and camped for days on my own in the Cairngorms and came to love their special qualities of light and space, spareness and harsh wild beauty. I met the author once, and was struck by her blue eyes full of the distance. She spoke so lovingly of the hills, and so descriptively. What a pity this wonderful book is no longer in print. It deserves to be. I read an article by Robert Macfarlane about it in a newspaper recently. He has discovered it, and I so wish many more people could do so too. We need wildness for our souls.
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Initial post: 12 Apr 2009 00:03:13 BDT
Wow--the reviewer above has met Nan Shepherd! How wonderful. I am writing my undergraduate dissertation on The Living Mountain, and I too cannot believe that this astonishing little book is out of print. It took her long enough to get published in the last century. Let's just hope it emerges again soon.
In reply to an earlier post on 23 Sep 2011 20:32:20 BDT
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