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By Ruth Pavey

ISBN-10: 0715652230

ISBN-13: 9780715652237

After years of dwelling in London’s city jungle, Ruth Pavey dreamt of reconnecting with the British geographical region. In pursuit of a haven from the unrest of urban existence, she launched into a trip to discover definitely the right plot of land on which to plant a wooden. yet developing this would-be sanctuary proved extra daunting than she anticipated. during this inspiring memoir, Pavey stocks her tale of discovering peace by means of sowing her legacy within the type of a wooden, one tree at a time. Chronicling her fight to transparent away the brambles to make a spot for herself on the planet, Pavey’s tale is either enthralling and candid, and every now and then self-deprecating as she recognises her shortcomings as a landowner. through probing her personal motivations and her delight in the solitude and wonder of where, she stocks her insights into our courting with nature – and our destruction of it. Her clever realizing and cautioning opposed to our romanticising of rural dwelling forces us to think about the truth of nation lifestyles in Britain at the present time. With fascinating descriptions of the Somerset nation-state and plentiful with stories of its heritage and population (both earlier and present), Pavey’s tale is straight away lyrical and beguiling.

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