Ghostways brings two of best-selling author Robert Macfarlane's eeriest works of impressionistic nature writing. In Holloway (previously published in 2014), Macfarlane and his collaborators explore the famed holloways of South Dorset, a landscape of shadows and spectres in the southwestern corner of England. In Ness (previously published in 2019), they create a modern myth about Orford Ness, the shingle desert of southeast England, for decades the United Kingdom's secret atomic weapons testing site. Featuring Stanley Donwood's spectacular etchings of woodland scenes throughout, Ghostways is a beautiful and haunted work of art unlike any other.
Robert Macfarlane's prize-winning and best-selling books include Mountains of the Mind, The Old Ways, Landmarks, and, with Jackie Morris, The Lost Words. He lives in Cambridge, England, where he is a Fellow of the University of Cambridge.
Stanley Donwood is a graphic designer and artist who has worked with the band Radiohead, producing artwork for their albums and promotional materials. His books include Bad Island, Catacombs of Terror!, Slowly Downward, Small Thoughts, and There Will Be No Quiet. He lives in London.
Dan Richards is the author of Climbing Days.