The Hidden Fires with Merryn Glover
Join us as author Merryn Glover shares readings and images from her latest book, The Hidden Fires: A Cairngorms Journey with Nan Shepherd.
In The Hidden Fires, following in the footsteps and contours of The Living Mountain, she explores the same landscapes and themes as Shepherd’s seminal work. This is a journey separated by time but unified by space and purpose, a conversation between two women across nearly a century that explores how entering the life of a mountain can illuminate our own.
An Australian who grew up in the Himalayas, her early experiences of the Scottish hills and weather left her cold. But gradually acclimatising and with an approach like Shepherd’s, which is more mountain wandering than mountaineering, she discovers the spark that sets the hills and herself on fire. Through Glover’s deepening encounter, the wild majesty and iridescence of the Cairngorms are revealed in this beautiful evocation of landscape, place and identity.
Please note that copies of The Hidden Fires will be available for sale and signing at the event.
Merryn Glover was born in a former Rana palace in Kathmandu and grew up in Nepal, India and Pakistan. A Himalayan hill station is the setting of her first novel, A House Called Askival. Her short stories and plays have been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and Radio Scotland.
Her second novel, Of Stone and Sky (2021), was published by Polygon and is set in the Highlands where she now lives. In 2019, she was appointed the first Writer in Residence for the Cairngorms National Park.
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