Bringing together the finest, and best-known, names in contemporary writing, Arboreal is an anthology which explores the many strands of what woodlands mean to us. Arboreal: a collection of new woodland writing. Little Toller Books. 2016. ISBN978-1908213419 My fictional short story Don’t look back is included alongside those of dozens of other authors including: Richard Mabey, Germaine Greer, Ali Smith, Simon… Read More

The New Sylva

A detailed and sumptuous celebration of trees and forests, by authors Gabriel Hemery and Sarah Simblet. Published by Bloomsbury in 2014, its 400 pages feature more than 100 tree species, accompanied by 200 specially commissioned pen and ink drawings. The New Sylva: A Discourse of Forest and Orchard Trees for the Twenty-First Century.  Gabriel Hemery and Sarah Simblet. Bloomsbury… Read More

Green Gold

In 1850 young Scottish plant hunter John Jeffrey is despatched by an elite group of Victorian subscribers to seek highly-prized exotic tree species in North America. An early letter home tells of a 1,200-mile transcontinental journey on foot. Later, tantalising botanical samples arrive from British Columbia, Oregon and California, yet early promise soon withers. Three… Read More