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Women on Nature: 100+ Voices on Place, Landscape & the Natural World (Paperback)

Women on Nature: 100+ Voices on Place, Landscape & the Natural World By Katharine Norbury (Editor) Cover Image
By Katharine Norbury (Editor)
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"An entertaining and eclectic anthology of nature writing by women about the 'east Atlantic archipelago' or British isles.... For readers in search of a new take on the genre, this is a great place to start." --Publishers WeeklyNow in paperback--a landmark gathering of writing, by women, about the natural worldWomen, through the centuries and to present time, writing about the natural world, in this landmark anthology--with pieces gathered from works of fiction, poetry, but also household planners, gardening diaries, recipe books...For the very first time, this anthology collects together the work of women, over the centuries and up to the present day, who have written about the natural world in Britain, Ireland and the outlying islands of that archipelago. Alongside the traditional forms of the travelog, the walking guide, books on birds, plants and wildlife, Women on Nature embraces alternative modes of seeing and recording that turn the genre on its head.Katharine Norbury has sifted through the pages of women's writing to show the multitude of ways in which they have observed the natural world about them, from the fourteenth-century writing of the anchorite nun Julian of Norwich to the seventeenth-century travel journal of Celia Fiennes; from the keen observations of Emily Bront to a host of brilliant contemporary voices.

Women on Nature presents a groundbreaking vision of the natural world which, in addition to being a rich and scintillating anthology that shines a light on many unjustly overlooked writers, is of unique importance in terms of women's history and the history of writing about nature.

About the Author

Katharine Norbury is the author of The Fish Ladder which was shortlisted for the 2016 Wainwright Prize, longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and was a Book of the Year in the Guardian, Telegraph and Observer newspapers. She was the Observer's Rising Star in Non-fiction in 2016, and has contributed to the Guardian, the Telegraph, the Washington Post, Lonely Planet magazine and Caught by the River. @kjnorbury

Product Details
ISBN: 9781800181410
ISBN-10: 1800181418
Publisher: Unbound
Publication Date: October 11th, 2022
Pages: 496
Language: English

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