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Mountain Stories is an illustrated memoir of journeys through some of Scotland's most beautiful landscapes, including Skye's Cuillin, Knoydart, Assynt and the Far North. Writing during lockdown, author and artist Heather Dawe finds telling these stories a powerful means of reconnection with the mountains when they are physically inaccessible. Dawe's journeys are made by walking, running, cycling or sea-kayak. These stories are a reflection of the importance of wild places and the inspiration, art and culture associated with them.
Mountain Stories has a foreword written by Arran resident, Mountain Leader and President of Ramblers Scotland, Lucy Wallace.
'Love stories written to the places that made her, Heather writes without adornment. In doing so, she gets to the heart of the matter.'
|Price (excl. tax)||£15.00|
|Price (incl. tax)||£15.00|
|Availability||In stock (45 available)|
|Number of reviews||1|
I read this in Canada having been prevented from visiting the Scottish hills for over two years now. This book brought me much serenity as, through reading Heather Dawe's reminiscences, I was able to connect it to my own memories of most of the places mentioned. The writing is very evocative to the extent that you can almost hear the hiss of the gas stove and feel the mountain breeze on your face when she describes a summit bivouac. The book is beautifully illustrated throughout with Heather's own sketches: each of these are so rich in texture that they bring to mind how connected we are to the hills. I could easily have read this in one long sitting but instead took my time , relishing each chapter on a day by day basis. It is a perfect book for anyone who wants to reconnect to the hills.
Reviewed by Mike Jacobs on Dec. 4, 2021, 7:31 p.m. | Permalink
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