What We Are Reading Today: Underland by Robert Macfarlane

Updated 17 June 2019
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What We Are Reading Today: Underland by Robert Macfarlane

In this highly anticipated sequel to his international bestseller The Old Ways, author Robert Macfarlane takes readers on an extraordinary journey into our relationship with darkness, burial, and what lies beneath the surface of both place and mind.

“Hailed as ‘the great nature writer of this generation’ (Wall Street Journal), Robert Macfarlane is the celebrated author of books about the intersections of the human and the natural realms. In Underland, he delivers his masterpiece: An epic exploration of the Earth’s underworlds as they exist in myth, literature, memory, and the land itself,” said a review published in goodreads.com.

It said Underland “marks a new turn in Macfarlane’s long-term mapping of the relations of landscape and the human heart. From its remarkable opening pages to its deeply moving conclusion, it is a journey into wonder, loss, fear, and hope. At once ancient and urgent, this is a book that will change the way you see the world.”

Macfarlane is a British nature writer and literary critic. 


Tiffany Trump holidays with Lebanese beau in Mykonos

Tiffany Trump and Michael Boulos. (AFP)
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Tiffany Trump holidays with Lebanese beau in Mykonos

DUBAI: US President Donald Trump’s daughter Tiffany is vacationing in Mykonos, Greece, with her Lebanese boyfriend Michael Boulos, sending the paparazzi in the country into a tailspin.

The couple were spotted enjoying a boat ride, with Trump wearing a camouflage-style T-shirt, black leggings and a cap. According to the Daily Mail, the pair met in the Greek tourist hotspot last year.

Upon their arrival in Mykonas this week, the pair reportedly traveled by car to the fishing village of Ornos and then made their way to Platys Gyalos beach, all the while surrounded by their security personnel.

Boulos, heir to a multibillion-dollar Nigerian conglomerate, is the son of Lebanese business tycoon Massad Boulos.