Abi Elphinstone | 'I think it is important to write about characters who pick themselves up'

Abi Elphinstone | 'I think it is important to write about characters who pick themselves up'

"First and foremost, I’m a writer because the wilderness made me one," Abi Elphinstone tells me when we meet at Simon & Schuster’s central London office, a world away from the Scottish Highlands where she spent her childhood scrambling across moors, climbing trees and wild camping. Her books are strongly rooted in the natural world, inspired not only by her upbringing but by grown-up adventures to Norway, Mongolia and beyond. In her new book, Rumblestar, the natural world is once again at the fore. This time Elphinstone poses the question: what if magic, and not science, was behind the wond...

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