Nature Tales for Winter Nights (Hardcover)

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Nature Tales for Winter Nights (Hardcover)

By Nancy Campbell (Editor)

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A treasure trove of nature tales from storytellers across the globe, bringing a little magic and wonder to every winter night.

As the evenings draw in – a time of reckoning, rest and restoration – immerse yourself in this new seasonal anthology. Nature Tales for Winter Nights puts winter – rural, wild and urban – under the microscope and reveals its wonder.

From the late days of autumn, through deepest cold, and towards the bright hope of spring, here is a collection of familiar names and dazzling new discoveries.

Join the naturalist Linnæus travelling on horseback in Lapland, witness frost fairs on the Thames and witch-hazel harvesting in Connecticut, experience Alpine adventure, polar bird myths and courtship in the snow in classical Japan and ancient Rome. Observations from Beth Chatto’s garden and Tove Jansson’s childhood join company with artists’ private letters, lines from Anne Frank’s diary and fireside stories told by indigenous voices.

A hibernation companion, this book will transport you across time and country this winter.
Nancy Campbell received the Royal Geographical Society Ness Award in 2020 for a decade-long creative response to the polar environment, which began during a winter as Artist in Residence at the most northern museum in the world on Upernavik in Greenland. Her books include Fifty Words for Snow, a Waterstones Book of the Month, The Library of Ice: Readings in a Cold Climate, and the poetry collection Disko Bay. She was appointed Canal Laureate in 2018, writing poems for installation across the UK waterways from London Docklands to the River Severn.
Product Details ISBN: 9781783967421
ISBN-10: 1783967420
Publisher: Elliott & Thompson
Publication Date: October 15th, 2024
Pages: 272
Language: English
‘As we travel into the coldest season and approach the shortest day of the year, this book is a perfect companion to help you while away the long wintry nights’ --The Countryman