REVIEW by Jem Poster

NWR Issue 100

Snowdon, The Story of a Mountain

by Jim Perrin

For a book ostensibly tied to a specific locality, Jim Perrin’s Snowdon covers a lot of ground. The mountain itself stands at the centre of the narrative, an iconic presence in its own right, but Perrin’s excursions into matters linguistic, folkloric, botanical, archaeological, sociological and psychological reveal a broad and often complex understanding of his subject. He has not set out to write a conventional guidebook but to provide a densely layered and wide-ranging account of the life of the region through geological and historical time...

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