Beautiful snow book from Campbell out in 2020

October 2, 2019

Elliott and Thompson are delighted to announce the acquisition of a “lyrical, evocative and beautiful book” from Arctic traveller and writer Nancy Campbell called Fifty Words for Snow.

Elliott & Thompson Publishing Director Sarah Rigby acquired world rights from Kirsty McLachlan at David Godwin Associates. It will be published in November 2020, in a “small, giftable hardback” edition.

Sarah Rigby said: “Nancy Campbell digs deep into the meanings, etymologies and histories of fifty international words for snow – including emerging language to reflect the changing climate. Under her magnifying glass, each of these linguistic snow crystals will offer a whole world of myth, culture and story.”

Rigby added: “I’ve been a long admirer of Nancy, her writing and icy adventuring. So when I had the opportunity to develop this concept, there was only one author I could imagine taking it on. Fifty Words for Snow will be a sparkling and beautifully conceived journey into something we should cherish.”