The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot

Amazon.co.uk Price: £8.19 (as of 31/07/2021 04:35 PST- Details) & FREE Shipping.

Description

SHORTLISTED FOR THE SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE 2012THE SUNDAY TIMES #3 BESTSELLERThe genre-defining book by acclaimed nature author Robert Macfarlane: commute Britain’s ancient paths and discover the secrets of this beautiful, underappreciated landscapeFollowing the tracks, holloways, drove-roads and sea paths that form part of a vast ancient network of routes criss-crossing the British Isles and beyond, Robert Macfarlane discovers a lost world – a landscape of the feet and the mind, of pilgrimage and ritual, of stories and ghosts; above all the places and journeys which inspire and inhabit our imaginations.’In reality do find it irresistible. He has a rare physical intelligence and affords total immersion in place, elements and the passage of time: wonderful’ Antony Gormley’A marvellous marriage of scholarship, imagination and evocation of place. I at all times feel exhilarated after reading Macfarlane’ Penelope Lively’Macfarlane immerses himself in regions we may have thought familiar, resurrecting them newly potent and occasionally beautifully peculiar., In a moving achievement, he returns our heritage to us’ Colin Thubron’Every Robert MacFarlane book offers beautiful writing, bold journeys . . ., With its global reach and mysterious Sebaldian structure, this is MacFarlane’s most important book yet’ David Rothenberg, writer of Survival of the Beautiful and Thousand Mile Song’Luminous, possessing a seemingly paradoxical combination of the dream-like and the hyper-vigilant, The Old Ways is, as with all of Macfarlane’s work, a magnificent read. Each sentence can carry astonishing discovery’ Rick Bass, US novelist and nature author’The Old Ways confirms Robert Macfarlane’s reputation as one of the crucial eloquent and observant of contemporary writers about nature’ Scotland on Sunday’Sublime writing . ., . sets the imagination tingling . ., . Macfarlane’s way of writing [is] free, exploratory, rambling and haphazard but resourceful, individual, following his own whims, and laying an irresistib

Additional information

Author

Binding

EAN

EANList

Edition

ISBN

ItemDimensions

Label

Languages

Manufacturer

MPN

NumberOfItems

NumberOfPages

PackageDimensions

PartNumber

ProductGroup

ProductTypeName

PublicationDate

Publisher

ReleaseDate

Studio

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *