Wildwood: A Journey Through Trees by Roger Deakin (Paperback, 2008)

Wildwood: A Journey Through Trees by Roger Deakin (Paperback, 2008) Roger Deakin's Wildwood is a much loved classic of nature writingWildwood is about the element wood as it exists in nature in our souls in our culture and our livesFrom the walnut tree at his Suffolk home Roger Deakin embarks upon a quest that takes him through Britain across Europe to Central Asia and Australia in search of what lies behind man's profound and enduring connection with wood and with treesMeeting woodlanders of all kinds he lives in shacks and cabins travels in search of the wild apple groves of Kazakhstan goes coppicing in Suffolk swims beneath the walnut trees of the Haut-Languedoc and hunts bush plums with Aboriginal women in the outbackPerfect for fans of Robert Macfarlane and Colin Tudge Roger Deakin's unmatched exploration of our relationship with trees is autobiography history traveller's tale and incisive work in natural history It will take you into the heart of the woods where we go 'to grow learn and change''Enthralling' Will Self New Statesman'Extraordinary some of the finest naturalist writing for many years' Independent'Masterful fascinating excellent' Guardian'An excellent read - lyrical and literate and full of social and historical insights of all kinds' Colin Tudge Financial Times'Enchanting very funny every page carries a fascinating nugget Should serve to make us appreciate more keenly all that we have here on earth one of the greatest of all nature writers' Craig Brown Mail on Sunday'Breathtaking vividly written reading Wildwood is an elegiac experience' Sunday TimesRoger Deakin who died in August 2006 shortly after completing the manuscript for Wildwood was a writer broadcaster and film-maker with a particular interest in nature and the environment He lived for many years in Suffolk where he swam regularly in his moat in the river Waveney and in the sea in between travelling widely through the landscapes he writes about in Wildwood He is the author of Waterlog Wildwood and Notes from Walnut Tree Farm
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