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Holloway - a hollow way, a sunken path. A route that centuries of foot-fall, hoof-hit, wheel-roll and rain-run have harrowed deep down into bedrock. In July 2005, Robert Macfarlane and Roger Deakin - author of Wildwood - travelled to explore the holloways of South Dorset's sandstone. They found their way into a landscape of shadows, spectres & great strangeness. Six years later, after Roger Deakin's early death, Robert Macfarlane returned to the holloway with the artist Stanley Donwood and writer Dan Richards. The book is about those journeys and that landscape. Moving in the spaces between social history, psychogeography and travel writing, Holloway is a beautiful and haunted work of art.
Faber & Faber Non-Fiction
About the author
Robert Macfarlane is the author of Mountains of the Mind, The Wild Places and The Old Ways, and was the Chair of judges for the 2013 Man Booker Prize. Stanley Donwood is an artist. He has produced record covers for Radiohead and has exhibited worldwide. He is also the author of a collection of stories, Humour. Dan Richards is a writer. His first book was The Beechwood Airship Interviews, and his second, concerning his great-great-aunt the pioneering mountaineer Dorothy Pilley, is Climbing Days.
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