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Beyond the Fell Wall
About the BookBeyond the Fell Wall is a distillation of the author’s thoughts and observations on this particular patch of land. It is a poetic enquiry into the inanimate life of a landscape – its unheard melodies and unseen movements. It considers both vast geological epochs and brief moments of intimacy, and in turn it asks us to consider sentience in all things – animal, vegetable and mineral. At its heart is the fell wall itself – a vast, serpentine entity. A vessel for the lives, voices and myths of the landscape. The dark heart about which all of life and death revolves.
About the Book
A poetic meditation on the inanimate life of a landscape.
Richard Skelton is a musician and an artist from Lancashire, northern England. Over the past decade he has produced a diverse and acclaimed body of work, including films, exhibitions, pamphlets, books, and albums of music that have been compared to both Arvo Pärt and Brian Eno. All his work is informed by landscape, evolving from sustained immersion in specific environments and wide-ranging research incorporating toponymy and language, ecology and geology, folklore and myth. His books include Landings (2009), a personal study of the West Pennine Moors, Moor Glisk (2012), a poetic exploration of the effects of the Industrial Revolution on rural Lancashire, and Limnology (2012), a long typographical essay on the mythology of rivers, including a glossary of over 1,000 ‘water-words’.