In this issue of my irregular Green Gold newsletter, an announcement of a unique literary evening in May, a short book extract, more stunning botanical art including a new Subscriber offer of a limited edition print, and a short extract from the book. Here’s a few highlights.

WoodWords literary evening – 24th May

I will be taking part in a unique literary evening with Sylva Foundation on 24th May. I’ll be reading some extracts from Green Gold alongside talks from four other authors, featuring a wonderfully diverse range of books, all on the theme of trees and nature: A Wood of One’s Own (Ruth Pavey), Around the World in 80 Trees (Jon Drori), The Long, Long Life of Trees (Fiona Stafford), and The Last Wilderness (Neil Ansell).

The event will be held among the community of woodworkers at the Sylva Wood Centre in Oxfordshire. It’s sure to be a special evening. Find out more at:


Botanical art

Regular readers will know that I’m collaborating with the very talented botanical artist Nicola Macartney: Her paintings will feature in an exhibition we’re planning at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh to celebrate the life and exploits of John Jeffrey. She recently shared a photo of a new painting, featuring the foliage and immature cone of Douglas-fir (see below). A limited edition botanical print of Jeffrey pine is now offered among rewards for Subscribers to Green Gold: see

Douglas-fir foliage and immature cones, by Nicola Macartney

For more news about my latest book Green Gold: the lost journals of John Jeffrey, including extracts from the book, read the full newsletter.

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