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The Oak Papers by James Canton - Book Review

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$27.99
ISBN: 9780063037946
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Published: HarperOne - February 16th, 2021

Have you found that new perfect read yet? If you love Robert MacFarlane, Kimmerer or The Hidden Life of Trees check this beautiful book out . The Oak Papers by James Canton is so wonderful I can't bring myself to finish it. Open to any page and you might find science, history, folklore all wrapped up in a meditative journal that Canton kept for over a year visiting (weekly) one of the oldest recorded oak trees in Britain, a tree that was sturdy young sapling at the time of the Magna Carta. This is a book to keep and savour. ~ Reviewed by Maeve Noonan


Flight of the Diamond Smugglers: A Tale of Pigeons, Obsession, and Greed Along Coastal South Africa by Matthew Gavin Frank - Book Review

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$25.95
ISBN: 9781631496028
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Published: Liveright - February 23rd, 2021

South Africa's brutal diamond industry unveiled: a place where the best hope of exploited workers is smuggling diamonds out of maximum security mines. Their only ally? Pigeons. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Dark, Salt, Clear: The Life of a Fishing Town by Lamorna Ash - Book Review

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$27.00
ISBN: 9781635576153
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - December 1st, 2020

I was completely captivated by Ash’s stunning writing, and the tremendous sense of place it gave me. When Ash moves to Cornwall from London, she explores the traditions and lives of the fishing community that has shaped this part of the world, discovering the ways, and struggles, they keep this industry and way of life alive. Ash begins to take rides on several different fishing vessels, and explores the uniqueness of them, and also the mindset and comradery of the men that work on them. This book is a tremendous body of research and insight into a way of life that may be in its twilight years. Excellent. ~ Reviewed by Becky Doherty


Ghostways: Two Journeys in Unquiet Places by Robert Macfarlane - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781324015826
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - November 24th, 2020

“Ghostways holds a hagstone up to landscape, and shows the skulls beneath its skin.”
A stunning work in two halves.
Ness reads like an epic narrative poem of old, looking through time at a place's past lives, as nature claims it back.
Holloway follows one of the old paths of Britain, a part of landscape trodden into a groove by centuries of use, and the feeling of stepping back in time it evokes.
These two tales are poetic and evocative, and this is only heightened by the amazing artwork of Stanley Donwood. A gem. ~ Reviewed by Becky Doherty


Carving Out a Living on the Land: Lessons in Resourcefulness and Craft from an Unusual Christmas Tree Farm by Emmet Van Driesche - Book Review

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$28.00
ISBN: 9781603588263
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Published: Chelsea Green Publishing Company - June 3rd, 2019

Part memoir, part how-to guide, if you're looking to start a small business on the land, this book is going to get you (at least) one step closer. Van Driesche's lovely prose is a bonus. ~ Reviewed by Laurel Rhame


Animal, Vegetable, Miracle - Tenth Anniversary Edition: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780062653055
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Published: Harper Perennial - May 2nd, 2017

The Kingsolver family's plan to grow (or buy locally) the majority of their food for a year transformed their farm and their lives. Includes recipes and references to help readers in their own local food journeys. ~ Reviewed by Laurel Rhame


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