Belonging: Natural histories of place, identity and home
SHORTLISTED FOR THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE FOR NATURE WRITING 2023
LONGLISTED FOR THE HIGHLAND BOOK PRIZE 2022
Reflecting on family, identity and nature, Belonging is a personal memoir about what it is to have and make a home. It is a love letter to nature, especially the northern landscapes of Scotland and the Scots pinewoods of Abernethy - home to standing dead trees known as snags, which support the overall health of the forest.
Belonging is a book about how we are held in thrall to elements of our past. It speaks to the importance of attention and reflection, and will encourage us all to look and observe and ask questions of ourselves.
Beautifully written and featuring Amanda Thomson's artwork and photography throughout, it explores how place, language and family shape us and make us who we are.
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