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The Living Mountain

(1977)
(The fourth book in the Grampian Quartet series)
A non fiction book by

 
 
In this masterpiece of nature writing, beautifully narrated by Oscar-winning actress Tilda Swinton, Nan Shepherd describes her journeys into the Cairngorm mountains of Scotland. There she encounters a world that can be breathtakingly beautiful at times and shockingly harsh at others. Her intense, poetic prose explores and records the rocks, rivers, creatures and hidden aspects of this remarkable landscape.

Shepherd spent a lifetime in search of the 'essential nature' of the Cairngorms; her quest led her to write this classic meditation on the magnificence of mountains, and on our imaginative relationship with the wild world around us. Composed during the Second World War, the manuscript of The Living Mountain lay untouched for more than 30 years before it was finally published.



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Hardback Editions

August 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Living Mountain: A Celebration of the Cairngorm Mountains of Scotland (Canons)
Author(s): Nan Shepherd
ISBN: 1-78689-735-0 / 978-1-78689-735-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
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Paperback Editions

August 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Living Mountain (Canons)
Author(s): Nan Shepherd
ISBN: 0-85786-183-2 / 978-0-85786-183-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
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November 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Living Mountain: A Celebration of the Cairngorm Mountains of Scotland
Author(s): Nan Shepherd
ISBN: 1-84767-424-0 / 978-1-84767-424-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canon Gate
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October 1977 : UK Paperback

Title: Living Mountain: Celebration of the Cairngorm Mountains of Scotland
Author(s): Nan Shepherd
ISBN: 0-900015-40-3 / 978-0-900015-40-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Aberdeen University Press
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Audio Editions

August 2019 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Living Mountain: A Celebration of the Cairngorm Mountains of Scotland
Author(s): Nan Shepherd
ISBN: 1-78689-956-6 / 978-1-78689-956-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
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May 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Living Mountain: A Celebration of the Cairngorm Mountains of Scotland
Author(s): Nan Shepherd, Robert Macfarlane, Jeanette Winterson
Publisher: Canongate Books
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May 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Living Mountain: A Celebration of the Cairngorm Mountains of Scotland
Author(s): Nan Shepherd, Robert Macfarlane, Jeanette Winterson
Publisher: Canongate Books
Availability: Amazon AU   


May 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Living Mountain: A Celebration of the Cairngorm Mountains of Scotland
Author(s): Nan Shepherd, Robert Macfarlane, Jeanette Winterson
Publisher: Canongate Books
Availability: Amazon CA   


May 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Living Mountain: A Celebration of the Cairngorm Mountains of Scotland
Author(s): Nan Shepherd, Robert Macfarlane, Jeanette Winterson
Publisher: Canongate Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

November 2008 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Living Mountain: A Celebration of the Cairngorm Mountains of Scotland
Author(s): Nan Shepherd
Publisher: Canongate Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA