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Holloway by Robert Macfarlane, Dan Richards
  

Sue Baker's view...

A great pleasure to hold as well as read, a beautifully designed slim volume, illustrated with the startling black and white illustrations of Stanley Donwood in a style that reminded me of Charles Keeping. Dedicated to the great Roger Deakin the book is following a journey that Robert Macfarlane took with Deakin to the sunken tracks of Dorset, overgrown and largely forgotten they can be a dark and secret world, tunnels through the landscape. A memoir, a poem to history in the landscape, the prose is elegant and lyrical, a book to return to many times.

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Holloway by Robert Macfarlane, Dan Richards

Holloway - a hollow way, a sunken path. A route that centuries of foot-fall, hoof-hit, wheel-roll and rain-run have harrowed deep down into bedrock. In July 2005, Robert Macfarlane and Roger Deakin travelled to explore the holloways of South Dorset's sandstone. They found their way into a landscape of shadows, spectres & great strangeness. Six years later, after Deakin's early death, Macfarlane returned to the holloway with the artist Stanley Donwood and writer Dan Richards. The book is about those journeys and that landscape.

About the Author

Robert Macfarlane is the author of Mountains of the Mind, The Wild Places and The Old Ways. Stanley Donwood is an artist. He has produced record covers for Radiohead and has exhibited worldwide. Dan Richards is a writer. His first book, The Beechwood Airship Interviews, features champagne, arson, cold baths, demolition and chainsaws.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st May 2014

Author

Robert Macfarlane, Dan Richards

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Publisher

Faber & Faber

Format

Paperback
48 pages

Categories

Travel writing

ISBN

9780571310661

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