I love Robert MacFarlane's work. I like the fact that he is passionate about nature and landscapes. In our increasingly urban society which abhors nature (or at best turns it into a holiday time theme park) and does its utmost to keep it out of our cities and our individual and collective consciousness, Robert MacFarlane's books become more and more essential every year.
I just have to get his new book, Landmarks, "about the language of landscape and our descriptive vocabulary".
Watch below the lovely animated trailer for the book.
It is at the same time beautiful and sad.
In my third novel The Right Place, I want to try and make the landscape a fully-fledged character in the book and I will take my inspiration from Robert MacFarlane's work.
I think therefore I write.
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