Nan Shepherd

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Her given name was Anna, but she was known as Nan.

Nan Shepherd was an early Scottish Modernist writer, who wrote three novels set in small, fictional, communities in North Scotland. The Scottish landscape and weather played a major role in her novels and were the focus of her poetry. She also wrote one non-fiction book on hill walking, "The Living Mountain" based on her experiences walking in the Cairngorms.

Shepherd was a graduate of Aberdeen University and was a lecturer of English at the Aberdeen College of Education for most of her working life.

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