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A Wood of One's Own
A Wood of One's Own | Ruth Pavey
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After years of living in Londons urban jungle, Ruth Pavey dreamt of reconnecting with the British countryside. In pursuit of a haven from the unrest of city life, she embarked on a journey to find the perfect plot of land on which to plant a wood. But creating this would-be sanctuary proved more daunting than she expected. In this inspiring memoir, Pavey shares her story of finding peace by sowing her legacy in the form of a wood, one tree at a time. Chronicling her struggle to clear away the brambles to make a place for herself in the world, Paveys story is both enchanting and candid, and at times self-deprecating as she recognises her shortcomings as a landowner. By probing her own motivations and her enjoyment of the solitude and beauty of the place, she shares her insights into our relationship with nature and our destruction of it. Her intelligent understanding and cautioning against our romanticising of rural living forces us to consider the reality of country life in Britain today. With charming descriptions of the Somerset countryside and abundant with tales of its history and inhabitants (both past and present), Paveys story is at once lyrical and beguiling.
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A Wood of One's Own | Ruth Pavey
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I definitely feel like I should've read this one whilst immersed in nature. But, even experienced in a very non-rural or idyllic setting, it was quite lovely.

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janeycanuck What a lovely cover! 2w
BiblioLitten What @janeycanuck said ❤️ 1w
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