A book that’s a pure and simple joy to read

Wordsmiths rejoice, Fifty Words For Snow is as simple and as brilliant as you might hope.

Nancy Campbell, a poet, writer and Arctic traveller from the Borders, teaches us of snow in its many forms across the globe.

Many of these words and phrases shall now be used at every given opportunity: ‘hagelslag’, meaning ‘hail burst’ or ‘chocolate hail’, is prime example number one.

Also of note is ‘hundslappadrífa’, Icelandic for ‘snowflakes as big as a dog’s paw’.

An excellent book to have so you can regale your family with factoids whilst this wintry weather lasts.

Fifty Words For Snow, by Nancy Campbell, published by Elliott and Thompson, £9.99.

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