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FORMAT: Electronic book text
ISBN: 9781838854737
RRP: £13.59
PAGES: 320
PUBLICATION DATE: August 4, 2022

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Belonging: Natural histories of place, identity and home

By (author) Amanda Thomson

Reflecting on family, identity and nature, Belonging is a personal memoir about what it is to have and make a home. It is a love letter to nature, especially the northern landscapes of Scotland and the Scots pinewoods of Abernethy – home to standing dead trees known as snags, which support the overall health of the forest.Belonging is a book about how we are held in thrall to elements of our past. It speaks to the importance of attention and reflection, and will encourage us all to look and observe and ask questions of ourselves.Beautifully written and featuring Amanda Thomson’s artwork and photography throughout, it explores how place, language and family shape us and make us who we are.

Reviews of Belonging: Natural histories of place, identity and home

Praise for A Scots Dictionary of Nature: So good — ROBERT MACFARLANE A reminder of how easily the beauty of language and its connection with nature can be lost * * Herald * * A stunning wee book detailing some of the wonderfully inventive Scots words that document the world around us * * The List * * Full of words and expressions ripe for reappropriation. Deserves as wide a readership as possible * * Scotsman * * A delight to leaf through * * Herald * * Delightful . . . A celebration of Scotland's great outdoors, this is a lovely book * * Scottish Field * *

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