Merryn Glover at Topping & Co, Edinburgh


Merryn Glover, the first ever Writer in Residence for the Cairngorms National Park, will be speaking at Topping & Co in Edinburgh to discuss everything Nan Shepherd and Cairngorms in The Hidden Fires.

Elemental, fierce and full of wonder, the Cairngorm mountains are the high and rocky heart of Scotland. To know them would take forever, to love them demands a kind of courageous surrender.

In The Hidden Fires , Merryn Glover undertakes that challenge with Nan Shepherd as companion and guiding light. 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.

‘The Hidden Fires is a book about homecoming and homemaking, of noticing and belonging. It is a joyous celebration of the process of finding yourself’

  • Kerri Andrews, author of Wanderers: A History of Women Walking

‘Only rarely does one read a book whose quality of distinction is immediately apparent from the first page; Merryn Glover’s The Hidden Fires is not just brave, it is remarkable. Her writing comes at you out of the rock; it recalls some splendid cave painting, telling as much of man as of beast and leaving us in awe of each’

  • Sir John Lister-Kaye, FRSGS, OBE
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Wednesday 19 Apr 2023
Topping & Company Booksellers of Edinburgh, Edinburgh. United Kingdom