Tag: The Living Mountain

The Living Mountain Conversations

The Living Mountain Conversations

Since November of last year, Scottish musician and artist, Jenny Sturgeon, has been in conversation with artists, writers and ecologists about Nan Shepherd’s The Living Mountain. The result is The Living Mountain Conversations, a series of podcasts now available on iTunes and Spotify. Listen in each week as Jenny chats with her guests about Nan …

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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…

Wild Geese

Wild Geese

Nan Shepherd is most famous for The Living Mountain. Published here together for the first time is a collection of her other writing.

Nan Shepherd on the tramp

Nan Shepherd on the tramp

Tomorrow at 3pm on BBC Radio 4’s Open Country, Helen Mark visits the Cairngorms in Scotland to find out why this landscape was an inspiration and a refuge for writer Nan Shepherd. Shepherd’s neglected book, The Living Mountain, has found new audiences with a resurgence in the popularity of nature writing in recent years and …

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Nan Shepherd: on the radio

Nan Shepherd: on the radio

Woman’s Hour Thursday 14 December Poet and writer Nan Shepherd: In the 1930’s Nan Shepherd was one of Scotland’s best known poets and writers, but her masterpiece The Living Mountain languished unpublished in a drawer and she died before it became successful. Jenni speaks to Charlotte Peacock who has written her biography about how the …

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Behind the hill is sorcery: belated insight into Nan Shepherd

Behind the hill is sorcery: belated insight into Nan Shepherd

Review: Into The Mountain: A Life Of Nan Shepherd, by Charlotte Peacock STUART KELLY Published: 12:19 Thursday 26 October 2017 The Scotsman The image of Nan Shepherd which now graces a £5 bank note is a curious one. She looks as if she is in fancy-dress as a Native American, or a flapper more concerned …

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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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Nan Shepherd : a secretive scent

Nan Shepherd : a secretive scent

‘…juniper is secretive with its scent. it has an odd habit of dying in patches, and when a dead branch is snapped, a spicy odour comes from it. I have carried a piece of juniper wood for months, breaking it afresh now and then to renew the spice’. Nan Shepherd,  The Living Mountain.  Juniper is …

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