The Troad is a fine field for conjecture and snipe-shooting, and a good scholar may exercise their feet and faculties to great advantage upon the spot
Saturday, August 25, 2007
Look! My little map in a glossy colour supplement to the Daily Telegraph. Wha-hey! Those long nights of fine nibs, whisky and trying to focus at 3am were all worth it. Pluvialis has a publication that isn't words!
The map is of course, not the point: what is the point here is Robert Macfarlane's wonderful prose. And the map looks much happier in the endpapers of this book, its natural home, for which it was lovingly drawn. You can read extracts here. Buy the book! It's wonderful.