In Her Element: Women and the Landscape: An Anthology

In Her Element: Women and the Landscape: An Anthology

by Jane MacNamee (Editor)




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 woman's sailing boat around the coast of Pembrokeshire; the arc of of red kite's 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 lifetime's 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781870206969
Publisher: Honno Press
Publication date: 06/01/2008
Pages: 266
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Jane MacNamee is a nature and travel writer devoting most of her work to the British landscape. Her writing and book reviews have appeared in BBC History magazine, Gwales, Pure-Organic Living MagazineThis Mountain, Time Out, and Resurgence as well as a number of poetry magazines and the Rough Guide series.

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