Robert Macfarlane on his new book Landmarks
Presented by Mariella Frostrup. Travel and nature writer Robert Macfarlane discusses the relationship between language and landscape, the subject of his latest book, Landmarks.
Award winning travel and nature writer Robert Macfarlane discusses his latest book, which celebrates the language of our landscape. He talks to Mariella about why this is his most argumentative book yet, about his admiration for the writer Nan Shepherd and why he hopes that words like 'conker' and 'acorn' don't fall out of use.
The Danish writer Dorthe Nors sends Open Book a literary postcard from the west coast of Denmark, where minimalism is 'hot'; and novelist Sarah Bannan and critic Suzi Feay discuss bullying in literature - from the cruel words of Emma to Miss Bates, up to Sarah's book Breathless which explores the dreadful impact of cyber bullying on one young student.
And voices in their heads - how novelists hear their characters.
Postcard from Denmark
Sarah Bannan and Suzi Feay
Read the opening pages of 'Landmarks' by Robert Macfarlane
BooklistLandmarks by Robert Macfarlane
If you’d like to contact him with your own words, please send them by postcard to Dr Robert Macfarlane, Emmanuel College, Cambridge, CB2 3APWeightless by Sarah Bannan
Or tweet them using the hashtag #livinglanguage
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Role Contributor Presenter Mariella Frostrup Interviewed Guest Robert Macfarlane Interviewed Guest Sarah Bannan Interviewed Guest Suzi Feay Interviewed Guest Jennifer Hodgson