Wood of One's Own

Wood of One's Own
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Total Pages : 256
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ISBN-10 : 0715653679
ISBN-13 : 9780715653678
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Book Synopsis Wood of One's Own by : Ruth PAVEY

Download or read book Wood of One's Own written by Ruth PAVEY and published by . This book was released on 2020-12 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A life story of putting down roots and finding solace in the healing power of trees. 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. AUTHOR: Ruth Pavey attended the Rusking School of Drawing and Fine Art, Oxford, and a selection of her illustrated works are included in A Wood of One's Own, her first book. She has reviewed books and written features for publications including The Guardia and New Statesman and was a contributor to BBC Radio 4's programme Kaleidoscope.


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