To The River: A Journey Beneath The Surface

Author: Olivia Laing
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  • : $24.95(AUD)
  • : 9781786891587
  • : Canongate Books
  • : Canongate Books
  • : October 2017
  • : 24.99
  • : October 2017
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  • : Olivia Laing
  • : Paperback
  • : Main - Canons Edition
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9781786891587

Description

Over sixty years after Virginia Woolf drowned in the River Ouse, Olivia Laing set out one midsummer morning to walk its banks, from source to sea. Along the way, she explores the roles that rivers play in human lives, tracing their intricate flow through literature, mythology and folklore.


Lyrical and stirring,To the River is a passionate investigation into how history resides in a landscape - and how ghosts never quite leave the places they love.