Nature Tales for Winter Nights (Hardback)
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Nature Tales for Winter Nights (Hardback)

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Hardback 272 Pages
Published: 12/10/2023
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Waterstones Says

From the author of our former Non-Fiction Book of the Month Fifty Words for Snow comes a luminous collection of fascinating seasonal tales that explore everything from Tove Jansson's childhood to polar bird myths.

From the author of Fifty Words for Snow comes a treasure trove of nature tales from storytellers across the globe, bringing a little magic and wonder to every winter night.

As the evenings draw in - a time of reckoning, rest and restoration - immerse yourself in this new seasonal anthology. Nature Tales for Winter Nights puts winter - rural, wild and urban - under the microscope and reveals its wonder.

From the late days of autumn, through deepest cold, and towards the bright hope of spring, here is a collection of familiar names and dazzling new discoveries.

Join the naturalist Linnaeus travelling on horseback in Lapland, witness frost fairs on the Thames and witch-hazel harvesting in Connecticut, experience Alpine adventure, polar bird myths and courtship in the snow in classical Japan and ancient Rome. Observations from Beth Chatto's garden and Tove Jansson's childhood join company with artists' private letters, lines from Anne Frank's diary and fireside stories told by indigenous voices.

Publisher: Elliott & Thompson Limited
ISBN: 9781783967421
Number of pages: 272
Dimensions: 216 x 135 mm


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‘From the author of our former Non-Fiction Book of the Month Fifty Words for Snow comes a luminous collection of fascinating seasonal tales that explore everything from Tove Jansson's childhood to polar bird myths.’ Waterstones ‘As we travel into the coldest season and approach the shortest day of the year, this book is a perfect companion to help you while away the long wintry nights’ The Countryman ‘Winter has its own special magic, and this collection from around the world makes you want to pull on your boots and get out there.’ Saga   ‘Rich, multi-layered and deeply meaningful. … This anthology isn’t twee or cutesy – it is profound, surprising and moving. It will transport you to another place and time and bring a new, nuanced understanding of our coldest season.’ Resurgence & Ecologist

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“I was expecting essays by writers about the winter, but it isn't.”

Thanks to NetGalley and Elliott & Thompson for the advanced copy of this title in return for an honest review.

Prepare yourself firstly for a long list of contributors. Some are modern authors, some historical,... More

Hardback edition
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“Not my cup of tea”

This book that contains an amalgamation of stories and some poems from different authors, one by herself, was unfortunately not my cup of tea. I found the majority of stories to be boring and some confusing as they... More

Hardback edition
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“Beautiful”

This really is a book to read by the fire on a cold winter night. Ranging from myths to cozy stories there is something everyone will enjoy. It is simple slow living within the pages of a book. Many thanks to the... More

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