To the river : a journey beneath the surface (Book, 2012) [WorldCat.org]
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To the river : a journey beneath the surface

Author: Olivia Laing
Publisher: Edinburgh : Canongate, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback editionView all editions and formats
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To the River is the story of the Ouse, the Sussex river in which Virginia Woolf drowned in 1941. One idyllic, midsummer week over sixty years later, Olivia Laing walked. Woolf's river from source to sea. The result is a passionate investigation into how history resides in a landscape {OCLCbr#96} and how ghosts never quite leave the place they love.
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Named Person: Olivia Laing; Olivia Laing
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Olivia Laing
ISBN: 9781847677938 1847677932
OCLC Number: 824490501
Notes: "First published in Great Britain in 2011 by Canongate Books, Ltd"--Title page verso.
Awards: Short-listed for Ondaatje Prize (UK).
Description: 283 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: List of Illustrations --
I. Clearing Out --
II. At the Source --
III. Going Under --
IV. Wake --
V. In the Flood --
VI. The Lady Vanishes --
VII. Bede's Sparrow --
VIII. Salvage --
Bibliography --
Acknowledgements.
Responsibility: Olivia Laing.

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'A gentle, wise and riddling book. Its prose, like the river it describes, flows intricately, unpredictably and often beautifully, carrying the fascinated reader onwards' Robert Macfarlane  Read more...

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A gentle, wise and riddling book. Its prose, like the river it describes, flows intricately, unpredictably and often beautifully, carrying the fascinated reader onwards -- Robert Macfarlane Without Read more...

 
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