The Grassling

The Grassling

Non-Fiction, Biography & Memoir, Literary Biography & Memoir
Paperback Published on: 23/04/2020
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Synopsis

'Deliciously tactile and meditative . . . to read this is to luxuriate in the land, and to connect to it and oneself' Bernardine Evaristo What fills my lungs is wider than breath could be. It is a place and a language torn, matted and melded; flowered and chiming with bones. That breath is that place and until I get there I will not really be breathing.Spurred on by her father's declining health and inspired by the history he once wrote of his small Devon village, Elizabeth-Jane Burnett delves through layers of memory, language and natural history to tell a powerful story of how the land shapes us and speaks to us. The Grassling is a book about roots: what it means to belong when the soil beneath our feet is constantly shifting, when the people and places that nurtured us are slipping away.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780141989624
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Weight: 157g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 12 mm

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