One year to publication

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… Read More

Designing the book

Today the authors held a meeting with editors at Bloomsbury to discuss book design in detail. Editors Richard Atkinson and Natalie Hunt were joined by Peter Dawson of Grade Design Consultants ( who has been appointed as Book Designer. Sarah Simblet also handed over the first batch of 30 completed drawings, which is a major… Read More

Book deal secured for The New Sylva

I am delighted to announce that I have secured, with co-author Sarah Simblet, a book deal with major publisher Bloomsbury to write The New Sylva. Sarah Simblet is a botanical artist and popular author of several books. We are combining our skills and interests, aiming to create a seminal book on trees and forestry. The New… Read More