This week’s guest is writer Nancy Campbell, author of ‘Fifty Words for Snow’ and ‘The Library of Ice: Readings in a Cold Climate’. Her latest book ‘Thunderstone: A true story of losing one home and discovering another’ is a memoir telling the story of the end of her relationship with her partner, Anna, and moving to live off-grid in an old caravan. Despite the transitory nature of Nancy’s existence the summer she wrote the book, nature and gardening feature as constants, and she manages to connect with plants and her environment wherever she travels.
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About Nancy Campbell
Nancy is an accomplished poet and author of Waterstones Book of the Month Fifty Words for Snow, The Library of Ice: Readings in a Cold Climate and the memoir Thunderstone: A true story of losing one home and discovering another. She’s been described as ‘deft, dangerous and dazzling’ by the former Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy.
Her work has engaged with the polar environment since a winter spent as Artist in Residence at the most northern museum in the world on Upernavik in Greenland in 2010. She was appointed Canal Laureate by The Poetry Society in 2018, writing poems for installation across the UK waterways from London Docklands to the River Severn, and received the Ness Award from the Royal Geographical Society in 2020.
Thunderstone: A true story of losing one home and discovering another by Nancy Campbell – Elliott & Thompson Limited, Aug 2022
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