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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 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 way 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 mesmerizing and candid, and 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 sweetness 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 nation existence in Britain this day. With fascinating descriptions of the Somerset geographical region and plentiful with stories of its historical past and population (both earlier and present), Pavey’s tale is right now lyrical and beguiling.

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