September Publishing has signed non-fiction nature writing book, Among the Summer Snow by Christopher Nicholson.
September acquired world all language rights to the book from Isobel Dixon at Blake Friedmann.
Among the Summer Snow is an account of a summer's journey through the Highlands of Scotland in search of the snow patches that remain. Interwoven are meditations on the science of snow, the art of observation, the legacy of other walkers and the lure of the mountains themselves.
Nicholson said: "The summer snow patches of the Scottish Highlands are magical things. They’re beautiful, thought-provoking and enigmatic, not least because of their strange survival. They ought to have melted, but they’re still here, like icebergs that have floated and settled high in the mountains."
Publisher of September, Hannah MacDonald, said: “Christopher is a singular writer. I relished his beautifully skillful immersive novels Winter (Fourth Estate) and Elephant Keeper (Fourth Estate) and am therefore thrilled that Christopher will be publishing his first non-fiction book with September. We look forward to working with Christopher to publish his unique book about an immensely popular landscape.”
Dixon said: “I was fascinated by Christopher’s pursuit of the enduring summer snow patches, and am thrilled that September have acquired this special book. I admire Hannah MacDonald’s thoughtful approach to publishing books of quality and look forward to the beautiful edition that I know she will produce.”
Among the Summer Snow will be illustrated and published as a hardback in Spring 2017.