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A Wood of One's Own (Paperback): Ruth Pavey

A Wood of One's Own (Paperback)

Ruth Pavey; Illustrated by Ruth Pavey

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'Delightful... Pavey writes with warmth and spirit, and brings this space to life' Penelope Lively 'Captivating and grounded... If this book was not as much a pleasure to write as it is to read, I'll eat my hat and gardening glove' Observer After years spent living amid the thrum of London, Ruth Pavey yearned to reconnect with the British countryside and she endeavoured to realise her long-held dream of planting a wood. Touring to the West Country in the late 1990s, Pavey found herself in the Somerset Levels. On seeing this expanse of reclaimed land under its wide, soft skies she was struck by its beauty and set-out to plant a wood, tree by tree. She bought four acres, and over the years transformed them into a haven where woodland plants and creatures could flourish an emblem of enduring life in a changeable world. A Wood of One's Own is the story of how she grew to understand and then shape this derelict land into an enduring legacy a verdant landscape rich with wildlife. Interwoven with Pavey's candid descriptions of the practical challenges she faced are forays into the Levels' local history, as well as thoughtful portraits of its inhabitants both past and present. Accompanied throughout by the author's evocative hand-drawn illustrations, A Wood of One's Own is a lyrical, beguiling and inspiring story; a potent reminder of nature's delicate balance, and its comforting and abiding presence.

General

Imprint: Duckworth
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: April 2019
Authors: Ruth Pavey
Illustrators: Ruth Pavey
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 19mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
ISBN-13: 978-0-7156-5367-8
Languages: English
Subtitles: English
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > General
Books > Sport & Leisure > Natural history, country life & pets > The countryside, country life
Books > Health, Home & Family > Gardening > Specialized gardening methods > Natural & wild gardening
Books > Sport & Leisure > Natural history, country life & pets > Wild animals > Birds & birdwatching
Books > Earth & environment > The environment > Conservation of the environment > Conservation of wildlife & habitats > General
Books > Sport & Leisure > Natural history, country life & pets > Wild animals > Insects & spiders > General
Books > Biography > General
Books > Gardening > Specialized gardening methods > Natural & wild gardening
LSN: 0-7156-5367-9
Barcode: 9780715653678

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