The Living Mountain
The Living Mountain is a lyrical testament in praise of the Cairngorms. It is a work deeply rooted in Nan Shepherd's knowledge of the natural world, and a poetic and philosophical meditation on our longing for high and holy places. Drawing on different perspectives of the mountain environment, Shepherd makes the familiar strange and the strange awe-inspiring. Her sensitivity and powers of observation put her into the front rank of nature writing.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jon1lambert - www.librarything.com
Just coming to the end of The living mountain, written during the Second World War but not published until 1997 by Aberdeen University Press and reissued more recently as part of the gush of nature ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - JBD1 - LibraryThing
Oh, did I love this book. It probably helped that I read it after a day spent walking in the hills of a remote Scottish island, so many of Shepherd's fantastic descriptions rang immediately true. But it's one I'm sure I'll come back to often, no matter where I am. Lovely. Read full review