Quiet Moon

Pathways to an Ancient Way of Being

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‘A fascinating journey through myth, moonlight and ancient history.’

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Chris Yates, Chris Yates, author of Nightwalk

The ancient Celts lived by and worshipped the moon. In a quest to find a more harmonious way of being, Kevin Parr discovers how a year of moons has much to teach us about how we live within the world that surrounds us. Les mer

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The ancient Celts lived by and worshipped the moon. In a quest to find a more harmonious way of being, Kevin Parr discovers how a year of moons has much to teach us about how we live within the world that surrounds us. January’s Quiet Moon reflects an air of melancholy; it is the time of the Dark Days for the ancient Celts, when the natural world balances on the edge of a knife. By May, the Bright Moon brings happiness, time slows and the mood lifts. Mayflies cloud and elderflowers cascade. With the descent into winter comes the sadness of December’s Cold Moon. Yet it is the Blue Moon that surprises Kevin most as stoat packs charge, buzzards grapple and salmon leap. While modern, digital life is often at odds with nature, rubbing against it rather than working in harmony with it, Kevin explores how being more in tune to the rhythms of the world around us, even in the cold and dark, can help ease the suffering mind.

Detaljer

Forlag
The History Press Ltd
Innbinding
Innbundet
Språk
Engelsk
Sider
256
ISBN
9780750998697
Utgivelsesår
2023
Format
22 x 14 cm

Om forfatteren

Kevin Parr is a writer, fisherman and naturalist. He is the author of the critically acclaimed Rivers Run (2016), which was longlisted for the inaugural Richard Jefferies Prize for Nature Writing. He is a monthly columnist for BBC Countryfile Magazine and the angling correspondent for The Idler magazine and has written for the Daily Telegraph and Independent. Kevin lives in West Dorset with his wife and a colony of grass snakes a few strides from his garden gate.

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‘A fascinating journey through myth, moonlight and ancient history.’

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Chris Yates, Chris Yates, author of Nightwalk

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‘Like its subject, The Quiet Moon is glistening, rich and strange … soulfully bewitching at every quarter, good company through every wax and wane.’

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Tim Dee, Tim Dee, broadcaster and author of The Running Sky and Four Fields

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‘A powerfully honest and deeply reassuring exploration of an individual's place in the world, and the incalculable wealth found when we take the time to notice the natural world and its rhythms.’

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Fergus Collins, Fergus Collins, editor of BBC Countryfile Magazine

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‘Lunar curiosity guides this graceful sharing, not only of Parr’s deep knowing of the natural world, but also his vulnerability as he wrestles with mental health. A beautifully personal book that’s bound by a sweet melancholy.’

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Verity Sharp, Verity Sharp, broadcaster

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‘Kev Parr stands among the finest natural history writers of our generation … a masterful storyteller and a man wholly unafraid to bare his soul on the page. With him, the reader is blessed with the most thoughtful guide and companion.’

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Will Millard, Will Millard, BBC presenter and author of The Old Man and the Sand Eel

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'[The author] writes seamless prose like a moonlit weaver.' - Country Life Magazine

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