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PUBLICATION DATE: March 2, 2023
The Hidden Fires: A Cairngorms Journey with Nan Shepherd
By (author) Merryn Glover
The Hidden Fires: A Cairngorms Journey with Nan Shepherd is a response to Nan Shepherd’s The Living Mountain. Drawing from the author’s upbringing in the Himalayas and gradual adaptation to Scotland’s hills, Merryn Glover contrasts her own Cairngorm experiences with Shepherd’s.Exploring the same landscapes and themes of the classic work, she challenges the reader to new understandings of this mountain range and its significance in contemporary Scotland.
Merryn Glover was born in a former Rana palace in Kathmandu and grew up in Nepal, India and Pakistan. Her first major work was a stage play, The Long Way Home, which was broadcast on Radio Scotland. She has written three further radio plays for Radio 4 and Radio Scotland. Merryn’s first novel, A House Called Askival (2014), was published by Freight. Her second, Of Stone and Sky (2021) was published by Polygon and is set in the Highlands where she now lives. In 2019, she was appointed the first Writer in Residence for the Cairngorms National Park.