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May 20, 2013
May 9, 2013
April 28, 2013
April 6, 2013
It is one year until The New Sylva is published in April 2014 and several milestones have been reached.
Gabriel Hemery has finished drafting the manuscript; before editing the word count stands at 125,000 words. Sarah Simblet has completed more than two-thirds of the drawings with just 60 (out of a total of 200) to go before the ultimate deadline of November, when the book goes to print.
February 24, 2013
Common hazel (Corylus avellana) is one of the first of our trees to flower in very early Spring. In time with nature, while their pendent 'lambs tail' catkins are emerging, so is a drawing of a hazel tree for The New Sylva.
Sarah has been working on a drawing on an enormous hazel tree. The specimen grows deep in the woodland at Blenheim Palace under the spreading crowns of ancient oak trees.
January 1, 2013
Following the meeting of 17th December at Bloomsbury when we reviewed the first book visuals (read more), we are delighted to be able to provide the first design details of The New Sylva to our blog readers:
book length: 432 pages
book size: (h) 29.5 x (w) 25.4 cm x (thickness to be confirmed)
more than 100,000 words by Gabriel Hemery…