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Nan Shepherd: what shall be your badge?

Nan Shepherd: what shall be your badge?

‘What shall be your badge in the ever-living Wood of Caledon?’ asks Cuthbert Graham in the poem he wrote Nan Shepherd for her 86th birthday. The Scots Pine? Symbol of the untameable mountain? But there is more to Nan Shepherd than her hill book…

Hark, The Herald

Hark, The Herald

Arts news: Nan Shepherd biography   Into the Mountain: A Life of Nan Shepherd by Charlotte Peacock, the first biography of the writer, is to be published on October 26. In the 1930s Nan Shepherd was one of Scotland’s best-known writers, and is now featured on the £5 note. Three novels, The Quarry Wood, The …

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Who is Nan Shepherd?

Who is Nan Shepherd?

Review by Ian MacLeod for Waterstones, Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow Into the Mountain: A Life of Nan Shepherd by Charlotte Peacock Who is Nan Shepherd? Robert Burns is on our Sterling £10 note, Jane Austen on the old lady of Threadneedle Street’s. When Anna ‘Nan’ Shepherd was unveiled as the face of the new blue five in …

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