Fifty Words for Snow

Nancy Campbell

Format: Hardback

Publisher: Elliott & Thompson Limited

Published: 05-11-2020

£12.99

Fifty international words for snow – explored by an award-winning writer – that will enchant readers this Christmas.

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Description

—- Snow. Every language has its own words for the feather-like flakes that come from the sky. In Japanese we find Yuki-onna – a ‘snow woman’ who drifts through the frosted land. In Icelandic falls Hundslappadrifa – ‘big as a dog’s paw’. And in Maori we meet Huka-rere – ‘one of the children of rain and wind’. From mountain tops and frozen seas to city parks and desert hills, writer and Arctic traveller Nancy Campbell digs deep into the meanings of fifty words for snow. Under her gaze, each of these linguistic snow crystals offers a whole world of myth and story. —-

Additional information

Dimensions140 × 203 mm
Page Count224