Twelve Words for Moss


by Burnett, Elizabeth-Jane | United Kingdom, Great Britain
Published 16/05/2024 by Penguin Books Ltd in the United Kingdom
Paperback | 192 pages

ISBN: 9780141999548 Category:


SHORTLISTED FOR THE JHALAK PRIZE 2024Shortlisted for the Wainwright Prize 2023 for Nature Writing’Exquisite, luminous and quietly radical . . . utterly unique and refreshing’ Lucy JonesWhere nothing grows, moss is the spark that triggers new life. Embarking on a journey though landscape, memory and recovery, Elizabeth-Jane Burnett explores this mysterious, ancient marvel of the plant world, meditating on and renaming her favourite mosses – from Glowflake to Little Loss – and drawing inspiration from place, people and language itself. ‘Fascinating, subtle and risk-taking . . . Poetry, descriptive-evocative prose, memory, memoir, natural history and more all drift and mingle in strikingly new ways’ Robert Macfarlane

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