Spalding bookshop’s pick of a good read

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Bookmark in Spalding has chosen Between the Sunset and the Sea as its book of the week.

In his compelling intrepid and original new book , Simon Ingram explores how mountains became such a preoccupation for the modern western imagination.

In Between the Sunset and the Sea: A view of 16 British Mountains, Simon weaves his own adventures into a powerful narrative for people who don’t have the time nor the will to climb a thousand mountains.

He takes us high into the rafters of Britain’s most forbidding, unflinching and unchanging wild places through all the seasons of the year – from the first blush of spring to the deepest, darkest bite of the mountain winter.

He explores the legends associated with mountains, as well as the danger, weather, science, art and sports that relate to them.

Interweaving the experience of climbing through mountains, with explorations into their unique atmosphere and history, from Beinn Dearg to Ben Nevis, he takes us on a journey beneath the skin of 16 of Britain’s most evocative mountainous landscapes, and what they mean to us today.

The book retails for £9.99 but there is a 20 per cent discount voucher in the Spalding Guardian of May 5.