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The Oak Papers

by James Canton

Hardback (unsigned) £16.99
Published 30th July 2020, 256 pages
Signed first edition £16.99
First edition, first printing, signed by the author
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A BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week

‘A profound meditation on the human need for connection with nature’ Peter Wohlleben


James Canton spent two years sitting with and studying the Honywood Oak. A colossus of a tree, it would have been a sapling when Magna Carta was signed. Inevitably he needs to slow down in order to appreciate it fully, to tune in to its slower time frame, to connect with the ecosystem that lives around it, inside it and beneath it. He examines our long-standing dependency on oak trees, and how that has developed and morphed into myth and legend. We no longer build our houses and boats from them or grind their acorns into flour in times of famine; physically we don’t need them in the same way now. Or do we?

The Oak Papers
is a stunning, meditative and healing book about the lessons we can learn from the natural world, if only we slow down enough to listen.

Details

The Oak Papers
by James Canton

ISBN
9781838851507

Publisher
Canongate Books Ltd

Binding
Hardback

Publication date
July 30, 2020

Dimensions
22.0cm x 14.4cm x 2.6cm

Page count
256 pages