Books by Nan Shepherd
Interviews where books by Nan Shepherd were recommended
Accounts of journeys on foot capture the imagination; partly this is a function of the satisfaction of following a linear journey from start to finish, and partly it is a quality inherent to walking itself—a freeing of the mind. Gail Simmons, who follows an old English pilgrimage route in her book Between the Chalk and the Sea, selects five hiking memoirs that celebrate the liberation that comes from putting one foot after another.
The Living Mountain
by Nan Shepherd
The Water Cure
by Sophie Mackintosh
The Dark Stuff: Stories from the Peatlands
by Donald S Murray
Inheritors of the Earth: How Nature is Thriving in an Age of Extinction
by Chris D Thomas
Kings of the Yukon: An Alaskan River Journey
Crudo: A Novel
by Olivia Laing
Robert Macfarlane, author of an acclaimed trilogy of books about landscape and human thought tells us about the intrepid, sometimes misanthropic writers who inspired his own investigation of wilderness. He chooses some of his favourite books of nature-writing.
Scottish culture is best understood as related to, but distinct from, that of Britain or England, says the acclaimed novelist James Robertson. Here, he selects five landmark works of Scottish literature, from Sir Walter Scott’s sweeping, panoramic social novels of the 18th century, through Robert Louis Stevenson’s Jekyll and Hyde, to Nan Shepherd’s beloved nature writing.