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Old Ways

by Robert Macfarlane

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ISBN: 9780141030586
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Following the tracks, holloways, drove-roads and sea paths that form part of a ancient network of routes criss-crossing the British Isles and beyond, the author discovers a lost world - a landscape of the feet and the mind, of pilgrimage and ritual, of stories and ghosts.
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  • Paperback
    $27.31
ISBN: 9780141030586
ANNOTATION:
Following the tracks, holloways, drove-roads and sea paths that form part of a ancient network of routes criss-crossing the British Isles and beyond, the author discovers a lost world - a landscape of the feet and the mind, of pilgrimage and ritual, of stories and ghosts.

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Following the tracks, holloways, drove-roads and sea paths that form part of a ancient network of routes criss-crossing the British Isles and beyond, the author discovers a lost world - a landscape of the feet and the mind, of pilgrimage and ritual, of stories and ghosts.

Publisher Description

Following the tracks, holloways, drove-roads and sea paths that form part of a vast ancient network of routes criss-crossing the British Isles and beyond, Robert Macfarlane discovers a lost world - a landscape of the feet and the mind, of pilgrimage and ritual, of stories and ghosts; above all of the places and journeys which inspire and inhabit our imaginations. 'Macfarlane has shown how utterly beautiful a brilliantly written travel book can still be. As perfect as his now classic The Wild Places. Maybe it is even better than that.' William Dalrymple, Observer 'A lovely book, a poetic investigation into what it is to follow a path, on land and at sea, in the footsteps of both our ancient predecessors and such writers as Edward Thomas- Macfarlane is reviving an entire body of nature writing here' David Sexton, Evening Standard 'A magnificent meditation on walking and writing. An astonishingly haunted book.' Adam Nicolson, Daily Telegraph 'The Old Ways sets the imagination tingling . . . it is like reading a prose Odyssey sprinkled with imagist poems.' John Carey, Sunday Times

Author Biography

Robert Macfarlane won the Guardian First Book Award, the Somerset Maugham Award, and the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award for his first book, Mountains of the Mind (2003). His second, The Wild Places (2007), was similarly celebrated, winning three prizes and being shortlisted for six more. Both books were adapted for television by the BBC. He is a Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge.

Product Details

Author
Robert Macfarlane
Publisher
PENGUIN GROUP
Language
English
Year
2013
ISBN-10
0141030585
ISBN-13
9780141030586
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2013-05-30
Media
Book
Subtitle
A Journey on Foot
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Pages
448
Illustrations
Illustrations
Short Title
The Old Ways
Audience
General/Trade