Download e-book for kindle: A Wood of One's Own by Ruth Pavey

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.

Show description

Read Online or Download A Wood of One's Own PDF

Best gardening & horticulture books

Thomas Mawson's The Art & Craft of Garden Making. (Elibron Classics) PDF

Elibron Classics. copy of 1907 variation through B. T. Batsford, London. (with illustrations). Thomas Mawson's 1907 paintings is a gorgeous and useful paintings enlightening readers on easy methods to create every kind of gardens, from ornamental to kitchen gardens.

Get Life Cycle Design: A Manual for Small and Medium-Sized PDF

Small and medium-sized companies can function promising cradles for tough principles and pioneering projects. that's precisely what's required so that it will make growth in the direction of sustainable degrees and styles of creation and intake. Of the entire continents of the area, Europe is probably to guide the best way in the direction of a extra sustainable relation with the surroundings.

Linda Chalker-Scott's How Plants Work: The Science Behind the Amazing Things PDF

The extra you recognize, the higher you develop! crops are in a position to attention-grabbing and unforeseen issues. Why do box crops wilt whilst they’ve been usually watered? Why did the hydrangea that thrived final yr by no means bloom this 12 months? Why do slugs wipe out the vegetable backyard rather than consuming the weeds?

Download e-book for iPad: Icelandic Herbs and Their Medicinal Uses by Anna Rosa Robertsdottir,Matthew Wood,Robert Rogers

This superbly illustrated, full-color consultant offers every thing readers want to know in regards to the medicinal powers of ninety local herbs of Iceland--85 of which additionally develop in North the United States. Anna Rosa Robertsdottir describes the background, makes use of, harvesting, drying, and garage of the vegetation, and features a wealth of distinctive directions for his or her preparation--including infusions, decoctions, tinctures, and syrups.

Additional resources for A Wood of One's Own

Sample text

Download PDF sample

A Wood of One's Own by Ruth Pavey

by Jason

Rated 4.76 of 5 – based on 49 votes