Nature Tales for Winter Nights Hardback
Edited by Nancy Campbell
â€˜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.â€™ WaterstonesA 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 â€“ a time of reckoning, rest and restoration â€“ immerse yourself in this new seasonal anthology.
Nature Tales for Winter Nights puts winter â€“ rural, wild and urban â€“ 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 LinnÃ¦us 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 Chattoâ€™s garden and Tove Janssonâ€™s childhood join company with artistsâ€™ private letters, lines from Anne Frankâ€™s diary and fireside stories told by indigenous voices. A hibernation companion, this book will transport you across time and country this winter. ___Praise for Fifty Words for Snow, a Waterstones Book of the Month:â€˜Absolutely exquisite.
This little book is a work of art.â€™ Horatio Clare, author of The Light in the Darkâ€˜This stunning book made me want to pack all my woolies, candles, ample firewood and enough books for a year â€“ and head to as northerly a location as I could find.â€™ Kerri nÃ Dochartaigh, Caught by the River â€˜A delightful compendiumâ€™ The Heraldâ€˜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.â€™ SagaÂ