One day during the summer the novelist Christopher Nicholson climbed up into the highest places in Scotland to find Britain’s last surviving patches of snow. His account of this mission – accompanied by his own evocative photos – is a work of nature writing that actually transcends that form and becomes a celebration of life and beauty. There is much for the author to muse upon in these high places. Patches of old snow are scruffy, but they are tenacious in their attempts to survive. In the end, this is a book I am so glad that I read.
176pp, 198 x 128 mm, Paperback, 2018, RRP £8.99