“for all green men, women and children” Hilary Mantel

“an abundant collection” Richard Fortey, The Guardian

“full of surprises and beauty in both detail and the long view” Nature

A landmark publication of new writing from woodlands across the British Isles. In memory of the great historical ecologist, Oliver Rackham, the book gathers a variety of voices – novelists, teachers, ecologists, poets, artists, architects and foresters – to explore why woods still matter and mean so much.

Read Adrian Cooper’s introduction

Jay Griffiths: ‘Birdsong’

Zaffar Kunial: ‘Laburnum Time’

Helen Dunmore: ‘City, Trees, Water’

Hardback | 235 x 152mm | 336 pages

With artworks by Jame Ravilious, David Nash, Andy Goldsworthy, Ellie Davies, etc


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Ali Smith, Simon Armitage, Simon Leatherdale, Alan Garner, Alec Finlay, David Nash, Fiona Stafford, Sara Maitland, George Peterken, Helen Dunmore, Jen Hadfield, Philip Marsden, Nina Lyon, Paul Kingsnorth, Paul Evans, Richard Skelton, Tobias Jones, Germaine Greer, Fiona Reynolds, Jay Griffiths, Richard Mabey, Peter Marren, Philip Hoare, Deborah Wilenski, Jim Crumley, Rob Penn, Neil Sinden, Piers Taylor, Madeleine Bunting, Kathleen Jamie, William Boyd, Tim Dee, Evie Wyld, Will Ashon, Seán Lysaght, Robin Walter.

Edited by Adrian Cooper