Jeanette Winterson

Jeanette Winterson

Anna (Nan) Shepherd was born in 1893 and died in 1981. Closely attached to Aberdeen and her native Deeside, she graduated from her home university in 1915 and for the next forty-one years worked as a lecturer in English. An enthusiastic gardener and hill-walker, she made many visits to the Cairngorms with students and friends. She also travelled further afield - to Norway, France, Italy, Greece and South Africa – but always returned to the house where she was raised and where she lived almost all of her adult life, in the village of West Cults, three miles from Aberdeen on North Deeside.



So there I lie on the plateau, under me the central core of fire from which was thrust this grumbling grinding mass of plutonic rock

The Living Mountain

Nan Shepherd

Science is a story. History is a story. These are the stories we tell ourselves to make ourselves come true.

Weight

Jeanette Winterson

Behind every great woman is a man who tried to stop her.

Courage Calls to Courage Everywhere

Jeanette Winterson