Belonging: Natural Histories of Place, Identity and Home (Hardcover)

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Belonging: Natural Histories of Place, Identity and Home (Hardcover)


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A finely-wrought meditation on nature, identity, and the tender hold of the past ― Samantha Walton, author of Everybody Needs Beauty and The Living World

Belonging features reflections on family, history, identity, place and nature, from acclaimed writer and artist Amanda Thomson. It is a personal memoir about what it is to have and make a home. It is a love letter to nature, especially the northern landscapes of Scotland and the Scots pinewoods of Abernethy - home to standing dead trees known as snags, which support the overall health of the forest.

Belonging is a book about how we are held in thrall to elements of our past. It speaks to the importance of attention and reflection and will encourage us all to look and observe and ask questions of ourselves.

Beautifully written and featuring Amanda Thomson's artwork and photography throughout, it explores how place, language and family shape us and make us who we are.

Amanda Thomson is a Scottish writer and visual artist, and a lecturer at the Glasgow School of Art. Her first book, A Scots Dictionary of Nature, was published in 2018. She has spoken at many book festivals and had her work published in Antlers of Water, Willowherb Review, The Wild Isles, Gifts of Gravity and Light and the Guardian. She lives and works in Strathspey in the Scottish Highlands and Glasgow. @passingplace
Product Details ISBN: 9781838854720
ISBN-10: 183885472X
Publisher: Canongate Books
Publication Date: April 18th, 2023
Pages: 320
Language: English