From the walnut tree at his Suffolk city home, Roger Deakin embarks upon a quest that takes him through Britain, across Europe, to Central Asia and Australia in search of what lies behind our profound and enduring connection with wood and with trees.
A filmmaker and writer with a particular interest in nature and the environment, Roger Deakin was also the author of the highly acclaimed Waterlog. He lived in Suffolk, and died there in August 2006, aged 63.
Full of delight and joy and wisdom Sunday Telegraph With this book Roger Deakin can be counted one of the greatest of all nature writers. His beautiful book should serve to make us appreciate more keenly all that we have here on earth Mail on Sunday A breathtaking book Sunday Times A masterpiece which deserves to be read and reread Guardian One of my favourite kind of books. Few books make you change your habits; this one changed mine -- Will Self New Statesman