Rating: 4 out of 5

I enjoy the writing of Robert MacFarlane. I sometimes find it a bit challenging, and it demands my attention so isn’t great as a bedtime companion. This has been a weekend read.

The final chapter, childish, was my favourite. Really interesting and amusing. And full of thoughts that hadn’t crossed my mind before. I delighted in the idea of landscape as a layer, a set of doors to other dimensions thanks to the imagination of the young.

The glossaries were a fine addition, but I did get annoyed with the font chosen for the words. I found b and h very hard to tell apart. This feels like a bit of a mistake in a book about language!

Originally posted to my Goodreads account