Among the Summer Snows

October 30, 2020
Among the Summer Snows

A beautiful book about love and loss, fragility and chance, thewide world and the near world . . . full of intense light andcolour, extraordinary glimpses, moving insights and subtle humour.'Richard Kerridge, author of Cold Blood
As the summer draws to a close, a few snowbeds -some as big as icebergs - survive in the Scottish Highlands.Christopher Nicholson's Among the Summer Snows is both acelebration of these great, icy relics and an intensely personalmeditation on their significance. A book to delight all thoseinterested in mountains and snow, full of vivid description andanecdote, it explores the meanings of nature, beauty and mortalityin the twenty-first century.
'This ravishingly lovely book is about thought-snow,summer snow, flight, falling, stillness, memory, loss, mountains,Time, death, survival and everything in between. It is an intensescrutiny of minute worlds, a roaming gaze into the vastness ofspace, intimate, introspective and questioning.' Keggie Carew,author of Dadland