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Rising Ground By Philip Marsden

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From an award-winning travel writer, this is an evocative journey around some of the country's most ancient sites and ritual places, and a profound exploration of the relationship between man and the landscape
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Rising Ground: A Search for the Spirit of Place by Philip Marsden

When Philip Marsden moved to a remote, creekside farmhouse in Cornwall, the intensity of his response took him aback. It led him to wonder why we react so strongly to certain places and set him off on a journey on foot westwards to Land's End through one of the most myth-rich regions of Europe. From the Neolithic ritual landscape of Bodmin Moor to the Arthurian traditions at Tintagel, from the mysterious china-clay region to the granite tors and tombs of the far south-west, Marsden assembles a chronology of Britain's attitude to place. In archives, he uncovers the life and work of other enthusiasts before him - medieval chroniclers and Tudor topographers, eighteenth-century antiquarians, post-industrial poets and abstract painters. Drawing also on his travels from further afield, Marsden reveals that the shape of the land lies not just at the heart of our own history but of man's perennial struggle to belong on this earth.

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About Philip Marsden


PHILIP MARSDEN is a writer and journalist. He is the author of several works of travel writing and non-fiction, including most recently The Levelling Sea and The Barefoot Emperor, and a novel, The Main Cages. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He lives in Cornwall with his wife and children.

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GOR006846378
Rising Ground: A Search for the Spirit of Place by Philip Marsden
Philip Marsden
Used - Like New
Paperback
Granta Books
2015-06-04
352
1847086306
9781847086303
Short-listed for Wainwright Prize for Nature and Travel Writing 2015 (UK) Short-listed for Stanford-Dolman Best Travel Book Award 2015 (UK)
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