Snow

 

As heard on BBC Radio 4’s Book of the Week.

“a deft writer with a warm and confiding tone. He wears his learning lightly and is very good at conjuring atmosphere.”
The New Statesman

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Marcus Sedgwick’s beautiful examination of snow, and our fascination with it, divided into six chapters, like the six sides of a snowflake, and featuring the photographs of Wilson Bentley, who first photographed snowflakes in the 1890s.

Arranged with six aspects, covering subjects such as the art, science, mythology and language of snow, it’s an attempt to understand the powerful hold it has on our imaginations, turning us all into wondering children once more.

You can order directly from Little Toller here (and please consider doing so; it helps a small, independent publishing house enormously). And see the rest of Little Toller’s monograph series here.

Snow was aired on BBC Radio 4 between Christmas and New Year 2016, as Book of the Week.

As seen in the Sunday Times ‘Home’ supplement.