Thursday, 7 February 2013


Hut in snow by Philip Solovjov
(more of his work on, meet him at the gallery Sunday Feb 10 2-3pm )
What to read when it is snowing: Dr Zhivago by Boris Pasternak; The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey (who came to launch her best-selling book in Moffat last year); Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson; Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow by Peter Hoeg;The Snowman by Raymond Briggs; The Overcoat by Nikolai Gogol - well, you get the idea. Stories set in the northern hemisphere or by eg Scandanavian, Russian, Scots, German, French, Alaskan, Mongolian, Chinese, Tibetan authors, have a high probability of a dramatic snow scene. Snow eliminates tracks, allows sledges drawn by horses or dogs. Shiver with Captain Oates and Napoleon's army in retreat; harken to The Call of the Wild (Jack London).

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