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A much loved classic of nature writing from environmentalist and the author of Waterlog, Roger Deakin, Wildwood is an exploration of the element wood in nature, our culture and our lives.

From the walnut tree at his Suffolk home, he 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 trees.

Meeting 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 outback.

Perfect 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'.

©2020 Roger Deakin (P)2020 Penguin Audio

Critic reviews

"Breathtaking, vividly written...reading Wildwood is an elegiac experience." (Sunday Times)

"Enthralling." (Will Self, New Statesman)

"An excellent read - lyrical and literate and full of social and historical insights of all kinds." (Colin Tudge, Financial Times)
 

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Truly Awesome

I really joy and delight to listen to. What a great book and beautifully read, Thank you.

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a slow burner but amazing story

as I began listening I thought the book was a bit long on facts and slightly lacking in the story and travel elements of waterlog that links them all together, as I listened on this became less the case and that same spirit of Deakin came through especially in his travels around Europe as always Roy MacMillan gives a great performance as narrator.

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Beautiful book

Very well read. Immersive work on our connection with nature and trees. Loved it.

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A country man whose relationship with words dances forth and magically
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loved it.

A must for anyone who loves trees. Will listen to other Roger Deakin books now.

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A joyful experience

If you love trees you will love this book. Roger Deakin`s passion fills every page and Roy McMillan is the master of storytelling.