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 - 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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Steve38 - LibraryThing
A very individual piece of writing of the author's experience of the Cairngorm mountains where she lived on which, or in as she would say, she spent a great deal of time and thought. Descriptive ... Read full review