Holloway by Robert Macfarlane

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With Donwood's ghostly, Hansel and Gretel-esque illustrations peppering the prose, Holloway is undeniably a gorgeous package.
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Holloway - a hollow way, a sunken path. A route that centuries of foot-fall, hoof-hit, wheel-roll and rain-run have harrowed deep down into bedrock. In July 2005, Robert Macfarlane and Roger Deakin - author of Wildwood - travelled to explore the holloways of South Dorset's sandstone. They found their way into a landscape of shadows, spectres & great strangeness. Six years later, after Roger Deakin's early death, Robert Macfarlane returned to the holloway with the artist Stanley Donwood and writer Dan Richards. The book is about those journeys and that landscape. Moving in the spaces between social history, psychogeography and travel writing, Holloway is a beautiful and haunted work of art.
 

About Robert Macfarlane

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Robert Macfarlane is the author of Mountains of the Mind, The Wild Places and The Old Ways. Stanley Donwood is an artist. He has produced record covers for Radiohead and has exhibited worldwide. Dan Richards is a writer. Hisfirst book, The Beechwood Airship Interviews, features champagne, arson, cold baths, demolition and chainsaws.
 
Published May 16, 2013 by Faber & Faber. 48 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Travel, Nature & Wildlife.
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Reviewed by Ben East on Jun 01 2013

With Donwood's ghostly, Hansel and Gretel-esque illustrations peppering the prose, Holloway is undeniably a gorgeous package.

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