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    DescriptionIntroduced by Roderick Watson. When Martha gains a place at the university, her achievement is met with a mixture of hostility and pride by her uncomprehending family. It is there that she meets Luke (married to her friend Dussie) who is to haunt the years that lie ahead as she struggles to cope with the intellectual and emotional challenges that surround her at work and at home. This is essentially the story of a young woman's journey to maturity and independence, her high ideals, and a slowly-growing awareness of her passionate nature. Nan Shepherd's subtle prose and her understanding of the hidden currents which move people are matched by her intense and memorable descriptions of the natural world, and a dry sense of humour. The book has lost none of its freshness and originality since it met with high praise on publication over seventy years ago - four years before Grassic Gibbon's Sunset Song.


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    Title
    The Quarry Wood
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Nan Shepherd, Introduction by Roderick Watson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 204 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780862411411
    ISBN 10: 0862411416
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    DC21: 823.912
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    BIC E4L: CLA
    BIC subject category V2: FC
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    LC classification: PR6069.H45
    Thema V1.0: FBC, FBA
    Edition statement
    Main ed
    Publisher
    Canongate Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Canongate Books Ltd
    Publication date
    01 July 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Edinburgh
    Author Information
    Anna (Nan) Shepherd was born in 1893 and died in 1981. Closely attached to Aberdeen and her native Deeside, she graduated from her home university in 1915, and went to work for the next forty-one years as a lecturer in English at what is now Aberdeen College of Education. An enthusiastic gardener and hill walker, she made many visits to the Cairngorms with students and friends and was a keen member of the Deeside Field Club. The Living Mountain testifies to her love of the hills and her knowledge of them in all their moods. Her many further travels included visits to Norway, France, Italy, Greece and South Africa, but she always returned to the house where she was raised and lived almost all her adult life, in the village of West Cults, three miles from Aberdeen on North Deeside.