Elliott and Thompson has acquired a “lyrical, evocative and beautiful book” from Arctic traveller and writer Nancy Campbell called Fifty Words for Snow.
Publishing director Sarah Rigby acquired world rights from Kirsty McLachlan at David Godwin Associates. It will be published in November 2020, in a “small, giftable hardback” edition.
The publisher said: “Nancy Campbell digs deep into the meanings, etymologies and histories of fifty international words for snow – including emerging language to reflect the changing climate. Under her magnifying glass, each of these linguistic snow crystals will offer a whole world of myth, culture and story.”
Rigby added: “I’ve been a long admirer of Nancy, her writing and icy adventuring. So when I had the opportunity to develop this concept, there was only one author I could imagine taking it on. Fifty Words for Snow will be a sparkling and beautifully conceived journey into something we should cherish.”