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    Publisher: Canongate

    The Quarry Wood

    £8.99
    On its 90th anniversary, the debut novel - one of the most important works of Scottish modernism - from Nan Shepherd, author of The Living Mountain and The Weatherhouse
    ISBN: 9781786891624
    AuthorNan Shepherd
    Pub Date04/01/2018
    BindingPaperback
    Pages224
    Availability: In Stock

    When Martha accepts a place at university, her decision is met with a mixture of hostility and pride by her uncomprehending family. This is the story of a young woman's journey to maturity and independence, struggling to cope with the intellectual and emotional challenges that surround her, at a time when such space was rarely given freely to women.

    In The Quarry Wood, Nan Shepherd's subtle prose is matched with intense and memorable descriptions of the natural world, and a dry sense of humour. Ninety years after the first publication, it remains as fresh and original today.

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    When Martha accepts a place at university, her decision is met with a mixture of hostility and pride by her uncomprehending family. This is the story of a young woman's journey to maturity and independence, struggling to cope with the intellectual and emotional challenges that surround her, at a time when such space was rarely given freely to women.

    In The Quarry Wood, Nan Shepherd's subtle prose is matched with intense and memorable descriptions of the natural world, and a dry sense of humour. Ninety years after the first publication, it remains as fresh and original today.