Oak and Ash and Thorn: The Ancient Woodlands and New Forests of Britain by Peter Fiennes

Oak and Ash and Thorn: The Ancient Woodlands and New Forests of Britain

When the government announced plans to sell off up to 150,000 hectares of English forests and woodland in 2010, it ignited an immediate and impassioned fight against the proposal. Even today, the British people continue to have a deep love for their woods, which have inspired countless myths, stories and poems throughout time. Peter Fiennes celebrates the beauty and myster...

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Oak and Ash and Thorn: The Ancient Woodlands and New Forests of Britain Reviews

  • Susan Sherman
    I think I would have liked this book more if I lived in the UK. The history of trees through fact and literature. Interesting...
  • Kelly
    Excellent meandering, earnest loveliness....
  • Michael Cook
    A whimsical ramble through the history of trees, punctuated by some serious concern about the damage we are doing to our planet by denuding our forests. I enjoyed Peter Fiennes's gentle rants and found myself agreeing with him on a whole range of subjects from hunting, conifer planting and developme...
  • Jeff Van Campen
    *Oak and Ash and Thorn* is written like a ramble in the woods. The best kind of ramble—one without a map where the goal is simply to see what you discover. Peter Fiennes is our guide on this ramble, and he points out fact after fact about the different types of trees. He does tend to ramble, of...

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