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In Her Element: Women and the Landscape – An Anthology
Twenty original voices explore their personal connections to the landscapes that shaped their lives; with nature serving as a healer and a teacher, this is a book about the unique bond with the natural world that grows over time spent in the company of wild things. In some stories, that bond is felt just for a moment: dolphins following a woman's sailing boat around the co ...more
Paperback, 266 pages
Published June 1st 2008 by Honno Press
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This is a collection of beautiful, lyrical landscape writing, diverse in individual subject yet woven together with themes of connection and belonging in Wales. It avoids pretentiousness with self-aware contributors who often include an element of self-deprecating humour. I particularly enjoyed the essays ‘Painting Dyffryn Tanat’, which considers a landscape view from a painter’s perspective, combining practical colour choices with a deeper examination of how artists can represent the underlying ...more
Jan 24, 2016 Gemma (Non Fic Books) rated it it was amazing
A beautifully written, lyrical book exploring the relationship between women and the Welsh landscape. If I'm feeling uninspired in my writing these essays always offer a spark with their evocative, emotional and personal tales of experience and belonging.