Winter: An Anthology for the Changing Seasons
By: Melissa Harrison
Winter is a withdrawal: quiet and dark and cold. But in the dim light frost shimmers, stars twinkle and hearths blaze as we come together to keep out the chill. In spite of the season, life persists: visiting birds fill our skies, familiar creatures find clever ways to survive, and the world reveals winter riches to those willing to venture outdoors.
In prose and poetry spanning seven hundred years, Winter delights in the brisk pleasures and enduring beauty of the year’s turning. Featuring new writing from Patrick Barkham, Satish Kumar and Anita Sethi, extracts from the work of Robert Macfarlane, James Joyce and Kathleen Jamie, and a range of exciting new voices from across the UK, this invigorating collection evokes the joys and the consolations of this magical time of year.
The other titles in the series include Spring, Summer and Autumn – or there’s the entire box set.
A carefully selected compilation of undeniably gripping extracts and specially commissioned pieces … the final book in a fantastic series designed to celebrate the seasons
- LandLove magazine
Be inspired on a winter walk by writers who adore the frosty season
- Country Walking magazine
Compelling reading … what is original about this collection is not just the diversity of relatively unknown talent on show, but the quality of the work
- Tom Mooney, Wexford Echo
Just adorable… it’s the most beautiful writing. Makes you feel in keeping with the seasons
- Karen Gimson, BBC Radio Leicester