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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.
How the give away works
- Fill in the form below with your details. Don’t worry none of your details will be passed on to anyone else.
- The email address you provide will be the address that I will send the ebook to.
- The file type is .mobi and is only readable on Kindle devices.
- You can then transfer the file to your kindle device. ‘Send to Kindle’ is particularly easy. This includes kindle devices plus kindle apps on iphone, ipad and Macs. To find out more read here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/sendtokindle/email
- When you’ve read the book I would really appreciate a review – ideally on GoodReads here: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32034146-the-man-who-harvested-trees-and-gifted-life
I’m looking forward to the forthcoming release, on October 8th, of my first short story book.
A remarkable true story sows a seed in a young girl’s mind which grows into a lifelong relationship with a forest and its trees, yet she develops an affinity richer than she could ever have imagined.
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.
Written by environmentalist Gabriel Hemery, author of The New Sylva, this modern eco-parable encourages us all to seek a stronger affinity between humanity and the natural world.
December 1, 2014
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.
November 21, 2014
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 very tactile, soft uncoated stock which lends itself well to the pen and ink [pencil] drawings. Beyond its apparent simplicity and humbleness in the form and approach, what makes the book feel quite special are the details: how well the text is set and various glyphs used to animate the pages discretely and elegantly. The red and black colour palette throughout allows the book to be distinguished from other titles on nature. Overall this book is an exquisite object which invites one to learn and delve into the content as well as inspire quietness and calm.
Book designer Peter Dawson, from Grade Design, said:
“We are delighted to receive this prestigious award on behalf of the team whose collaboration have created such a stunning title. The Awards have brought the book’s profile to the wider attention of the design, print and publishing industries and in return they have rewarded our efforts with the accolade of Best Trade Illustrated Book 2014.”
October 7, 2014
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 Dawson, Louise Evans
Peter Dawson said: “I’m absolutely delighted that our design and craft for The New Sylva title has been recognised with a Premier Award by the International Society of Typographic Designers Awards 2014. It’s a huge coup for me personally and for the studio, as it’s such a prestigious award and one that is judged to the very highest of standards.”
April 24, 2014
Love Trees Love Wood is a campaign celebrating our relationship with trees and wood, run by the Sylva Foundation. To kickstart the campaign the Sylva Foundation are giving away a signed copy of The New Sylva on the campaign’s Facebook page – see below to enter (competition open until end August).