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Macfarlane, Robert / Underland

SKU 9780141030579 / Macfarlane, Robert / Underland / TR
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From the internationally bestselling, prize-winning author of Landmarks, The Lost Words and The Old Ways

'Dazzling' Guardian

'Heart-stopping' Daily Telegraph

'Mesmerizing' Observer

'Epic' Financial Times

'You'd be crazy not to read this book' The Sunday Times

Underland is an epic exploration of the Earth's underworlds as they exist in myth, literature, memory and the land itself. At once ancient and urgent, this is a book that will change the way you see the world.

'Marvellous... Neverending curiosity, generosity of spirit, erudition, bravery and clarity... This is a book well worth reading' The Times

'Extraordinary... at once learned and readable, thrilling and beautifully written' Observer

'Attentive, thoughtful, finely honed... I turned the last page with the unusual conviction of having been in the company of a fine writer who is - who must surely be - a good man' Telegraph

'Poetry, science, a healthy sense of the uncanny and a touch of the shamanic are the hallmarks of his writing... This is a journey that tells the story not just of nature but of human nature. And there is noone I would more gladly follow on it' i

'Startling and memorable, charting invisible and vanishing worlds. Macfarlane has made himself Orpheus, the poet who ventures down to the darkest depths and returns - frighteningly alone-to sing of what he has seen' New Statesman

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