Apparently, The New Sylva has almost sold out! That means the second print run, and 10,000 copies in total, have left the shelves. But don’t despair, more are being printed as I write.
No.9 of my occasional newsletter is now available, featuring stories linked to the creation of my historical novel: GREEN GOLD – the lost journals of John Jeffrey. In this issue, a new extract from the book, more stunning botanical art by Nicola Macartney, how to gift a book patronage this Christmas, plus good news on… Read More
Following visits to Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) and Benmore Botanic Garden, botanical artist Nicola Macartney (collaborating in my GREEN GOLD book project) has started work painting sketches of western hemlock (Tsuga heterophylla) including foliage, cones and a section of bark. These elements will be included in the final painting which will feature in an… Read More
I’m offering a free book giveaway this week. I will select at random 10 lucky winners who will receive the ebook version of The Man Who Harvested Trees and Gifted Life before it is published on October 8th. Read More
The Man Who Harvested Trees And Gifted Life is a sequel to Jean Giono’s much-loved 1954 classic, The Man Who Planted Trees And Grew Happiness, and a compelling short story in its own right. Read More
The New Sylva features in Top Books of the Year by the Mail on Sunday. The New Sylva – A Discourse of Forest and Orchard Trees for the 21st Century by Gabriel Hemery and Sarah Simblet (Bloomsbury). An unparalleled understanding of our trees, updating John Evelyn’s 17th-century Sylva, the first comprehensive study. Mail on Sunday, 30th… Read More
The New Sylva has won an award in the British Book Design and Production Awards 2014. In the category for general non-fiction, known as “trade illustrated”, it won against stiff competition to secure the prize. The judge’s comments: The New Sylva is beautifully designed and produced. The stunning and delicate illustrations are printed onto a… Read More
The New Sylva has won an award for design from the International Society of Typographic Designers. The Premier Award for books was collected by Peter Dawson, Creative Director of Grade Design at a ceremony in Bexhill-on-Sea, at the De La Warr Pavillion. Title The New Sylva Studio Grade Design Art direction Peter Dawson Designers Peter… Read More
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To mark the publication of The New Sylva, Bloomsbury Publishing have released a digital sampler of the book.