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Robert Macfarlane
Books (The Lost Words, The Old Ways, Landmarks); Films (Mountain); Essays (Guardian, New Yorker); New book Underland out next May. Fellow at Cambridge.
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Robert Macfarlane 3h
Thank you, ! The Kent Acorns have run an amazing campaign.
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Robert Macfarlane 9h
I was very moved to read this. Thank you for telling us.
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Robert Macfarlane 9h
On 23rd Nov at Oxford's Sheldonian Theatre, & I will join to celebrate the power of nature & joy at the end of life. All proceeds to Sobell House Hospice. Poems will be read, spells spoken, stories told. Join us if you can.
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Robert Macfarlane 10h
We're very glad that have brought The Lost Words into German and Germany. It's been brilliantly translated, too. Thanks for your lovely note,
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Robert Macfarlane 10h
Oh I cannot wait to see this The Lost Words calendar in the real. The art by the children is *spectacular*!
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Robert Macfarlane 10h
Replying to @Ell_Chris @MunrosBooks
Ahhh...it makes me very happy it's there in Victoria (in ?); I visited the city several times when I was a child, as my great-aunt lived in Nanaimo. Thanks for your kind note, Leslie.
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Robert Macfarlane 10h
Replying to @Sharm_Dee
What a seasonal marker....
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Robert Macfarlane 13h
Replying to @CeitMcRae
What a creature - those lapped & iridescent head-scales - and what a time-keeper for you to have at the feeder, Ceit.
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Robert Macfarlane 13h
"I wore the network of tender little fields & bleak rocky shores of Aran into my skin until I could have printed off a map of them by rolling on a sheet of paper": such an interview on place-knowledge with cartographer-writer Tim Robinson by .
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Robert Macfarlane 13h
My father worked for decades at Nottingham City Hospital and sometimes at QMC. It is amazing & moving to him & to me to see The Lost Words now flying into this hospital's children's wards & schools. Thank you to all who have made this happen.
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Robert Macfarlane 17h
Replying to @adambcqx
What a brilliant find, Adam - and fascinating to see the (alleged) distortion of 'Wine-Thrushes' into 'Wind-Thrushes'. Birds & their names stitched so intricately again into 'human' culture...
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Robert Macfarlane 17h
Ha!
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Robert Macfarlane 18h
“Children born today may be the last generation to see coral reefs in all their glory. Today’s reefs have a history going back 25-50 million years...in 5 decades we have undermined global climate so fundamentally that we'll lose them."
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Robert Macfarlane 20h
Word of the day: "redwing" - Britain's smallest thrush, modest in appearance until it takes flight, when its glowing red flanks light the eye. Redwings arrive in flocks from Scandinavia in autumn; signs that cold is coming. What birds signal winter's imminence for you?
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Robert Macfarlane Nov 11
Replying to @HuwHopkins
Always glad to see my books involved in al fresco reading!
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Robert Macfarlane Nov 11
What a great exchange to listen into & learn from.
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Robert Macfarlane Nov 11
Replying to @MarkKnight63
What an extraordinary image - can you give any background/context to it, Mark?
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Robert Macfarlane Nov 11
Replying to @CityLitHums
I'm really glad to hear that, .
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Robert Macfarlane Nov 10
Word of the day: “armistice” - a formal cessation of hostilities between warring parties (not necessarily permanent). From the Latin “armistitium”: “arma”, weapons, & “-stitium”, stoppage. The image is Paul Nash’s shattered, shattering painting ‘We Are Making A New World’, 1918.
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Robert Macfarlane Nov 10
Thank you for this, Kate. We are big Ghibli fans in my house, and will seek this film out.
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