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Robert Macfarlane

The Old Ways

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13 Apr 2013 - 13:00pm
Palmerston Room, St. John's College
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Non Fiction

We are delighted to welcome Wordfest patron and fellow of Emmanuel College, Robert Macfarlane, to talk about his highly acclaimed book The Old Ways which charts his criss-crossing of the British landscape and its waters.  Spend an enchanting hour blending natural history, cartography, geology and literature and discover how the old ways lead us unexpectedly to the new, and how the voyage out is always a voyage inwards.


Chaired by Olivia Laing, writer and critic, and the author of To the River and The Trip to Echo Spring


‘A wonderful book: Macfarlane has a rare physical intelligence, and his writing affords total immersion in place, elements and the passage of time.’ Antony Gormley




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