A Wood of One's Own by Ruth Pavey

By Ruth Pavey

After years of residing in London’s city jungle, Ruth Pavey dreamt of reconnecting with the British nation-state. In pursuit of a haven from the unrest of urban existence, she launched into a trip to discover the fitting plot of land on which to plant a wooden. yet growing 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 this planet, Pavey’s tale is either enthralling and candid, and from time to time self-deprecating as she recognises her shortcomings as a landowner. by means of 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 residing forces us to contemplate the truth of kingdom existence in Britain this day. With captivating descriptions of the Somerset nation-state and considerable with stories of its heritage and population (both previous and present), Pavey’s tale is right away lyrical and beguiling.

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