one million reads

I realise this won’t mean much to others, but it means a lot to me … the number of reads of my blog has now passed one million reads.Continue Reading

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A guide to the copses, woods and forests of Britain by Gabriel Hemery

My next work of non-fiction is a guide to Britain’s forests, woods and copses.
I’m keen to hear from woodland owners who would like to register, while the public can also nominate a woodland they would like to see included.Continue Reading

I’ve recently co-authored this scientific paper which reveals the history of common walnut in Europe. Abstract Common walnut (Juglans regia L) is an economically important species cultivated worldwide for its high-quality wood and nuts. It is generally accepted that after the last glaciation J. regia survived and grew in almost completelyContinue Reading

Copy-editor Rachael Oakden writes about her experience working on The New Sylva. As the freelance editor commissioned by Bloomsbury to copy-edit The New Sylva, I have been immersed in the world of forestry and wood culture for the past six months. It is a world that I was unfamiliar withContinue Reading

Our deadline to complete copy editing is the end of June, so Gabriel Hemery has been working hard with the copy editor to finish on time. Meanwhile, the authors have also been working with the team at Bloomsbury Publishing to produce the first sample chapters. This is the first timeContinue Reading

The authors met the publishing team at Bloomsbury yesterday, including editorial, design, marketing, publicity and sales. This was the first occasion that the authors had met the whole team. It was a milestone in the book’s development as it signified that from now on all of us will be workingContinue Reading