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In Her Element: Women and the Landscape – An Anthology Jane Macnamee

In Her Element: Women and the Landscape – An Anthology

Jane Macnamee

Published June 1st 2008
ISBN : 9781870206969
Paperback
266 pages
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 About the Book 

Twenty original voices explore their personal connections to the landscapes that shaped their lives- with nature serving as a healer and a teacher, this is a book about the unique bond with the natural world that grows over time spent in the company of wild things. In some stories, that bond is felt just for a moment: dolphins following a womans sailing boat around the coast of Pembrokeshire- the arc of of red kites tail feathers- a full moon over water- reaching the summit- the feeling of snow- or discovering stalactites underground. Others share their tales of a bond which has deepened over the years: walking a familiar mountain in all its seasons- a lifetimes work researching one of the rarest treasures, the Snowdon lily- rediscovering the land after a diagnosis of MS- memories of life by the sea on Anglesey- a love affair with climbing that started in childhood- and saying goodbye to the headland after 50 years of farming. This book brings a feminine perspective, with both new and established voices, to contemporary nature writing in Britain.