The Grassling, Hardback Book

Description

'A subtle, moving celebration of place and connectedness . . . The Grassling brings the sounds, smells and sights of the countryside alive like few other books.

Burnett stretches the limits of prose, infusing it with poetic intensity to create a powerful, original voice' PD Smith, GuardianWhat 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.

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Memoirs
  • ISBN: 9780241374122

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