Robert Macfarlane: The Landscape And Some Friendly Ghosts
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In The Old Ways, Robert Macfarlane sets off from his Cambridge home to follow the ancient tracks, roads and sea paths that form part of a vast network of routes criss-crossing our landscape. The result is an enthralling exploration of the ghosts and voices that haunt those areas told through natural history, cartography, geology, archaeology and literature. Part of Edinburgh International Book Festival
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Reviews & features
Robert MacFarlane at Edinburgh Book Festival with The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot19 Aug 2012
Finding a calling in nature writing
A new generation of authors is bringing an incredible range of skills to nature writing: literary style, social observation, memoir, geology, cartography and psychology amongst them. All of which can be found in Robert Macfarlane’s remarkable third…
Authors exploring nature writing at the 2012 Edinburgh Book Festival11 Jul 2012
Jean Sprackland, Robert Macfarlane and Kathleen Jamie go outside
There has been a genuine resurgence of interest in the field of nature writing over the last decade. Allied to an increase in the number of related programmes on television, the publishing world has really embraced this renaissance, with a wider range…
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