The Light in the Dark: A Winter Journal (Hardback)
  • The Light in the Dark: A Winter Journal (Hardback)
zoom

The Light in the Dark: A Winter Journal (Hardback)

(author)
2 Reviews Sign in to write a review
£12.99
Hardback 208 Pages / Published: 01/11/2018
  • We can order this from the publisher

Usually dispatched within 10 working days

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect

As November stubs out the glow of autumn and the days tighten into shorter hours, winter's occupation begins. Preparing for winter has its own rhythms, as old as our exchanges with the land. Of all the seasons, it draws us together.

But winter can be tough. It is a time of introspection, of looking inwards. Seasonal sadness; winter blues; depression - such feelings are widespread in the darker months. But by looking outwards, by being in and observing nature, we can appreciate its rhythms.

Mountains make sense in any weather. The voices of a wood always speak consolation. A brush of frost; subtle colours; days as bright as a magpie's cackle. We can learn to see and celebrate winter in all its shadows and lights.

In this moving and lyrical evocation of a British winter and the feelings it inspires, Horatio Clare raises a torch against the darkness, illuminating the blackest corners of the season, and delving into memory and myth to explore the powerful hold that winter has on us. By learning to see, we can find the magic, the light that burns bright at the heart of winter: spring will come again.

Publisher: Elliott & Thompson Limited
ISBN: 9781783964048
Number of pages: 208
Dimensions: 216 x 138 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Magical, moving and deeply atmospheric - this is a hymn to nature, to the north and to the hardest of seasons' - Patrick Barkham

'Enchanting' - Emma Mitchell

'Cosy as a log fire, bracing as a moorland squall ... a potential life-saver for those of us who - like Clare himself - are wont to enter a state of low morale come November ... When the mercury plummets, forget hygge, save on scented candles, and read this instead' - Caroline Sanderson, The Bookseller

'This sensuous evocation of winter darkness is a startlingly honest escape from seasonal depression. Horatio Clare beams through his own despair by exposing the intimacy of family love in the fiercely shafting light of his glittering prose.' - John Lister-Kaye

You may also be interested in...

Rewild Yourself
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
Adventures Of The Yorkshire Shepherdess
Added to basket
The Wild Silence
Added to basket
£14.99   £12.99
Hardback
The Overstory
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Forager's Calendar
Added to basket
The Yorkshire Shepherdess
Added to basket
The Book of Trespass
Added to basket
£20.00   £17.99
Hardback
A Life on Our Planet
Added to basket
£20.00   £14.99
Hardback
Entangled Life
Added to basket
£20.00   £17.99
Hardback
The Almanac
Added to basket
£10.99
Hardback
Wilding
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
The Shepherd's Life
Added to basket
The Lost Spells
Added to basket
The Hidden Life of Trees
Added to basket
My Garden World
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback

“A shining light in the darkest months.”

I am becoming quite a fan of Horatio Clare’s writing this is my second book in a matter of a few weeks. Released on 1st November is The Light in the Dark: A Winter Journal (Elliott & Thompson) is a book written in... More

Hardback edition
Helpful? Upvote 15

“A beautiful evocation of winter”

Reading this in the depths of a Covid winter brought added poignancy to the book. However, this proved to be an uplifting book, encouraging the reader to find the light and joy in small things.

Paperback edition
Helpful? Upvote 1

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.