Oak and Ash and Thorn: The Ancient Woodlands and New Forests of Britain by Peter Fiennes

Oak and Ash and Thorn: The Ancient Woodlands and New Forests of Britain

When the government announced plans to sell off up to 150,000 hectares of English forests and woodland in 2010, it ignited an immediate and impassioned fight against the proposal. Even today, the British people continue to have a deep love for their woods, which have inspired countless myths, stories and poems throughout time. Peter Fiennes celebrates the beauty and myster...

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Oak and Ash and Thorn: The Ancient Woodlands and New Forests of Britain Reviews

  • Paul
    If we were asked to imagine what the UK would look like way back in the Bronze age, people tend to think that there would be a canopy of trees stretching from coast to mountain with gaps where people had felled trees to grow crops. It wasn’t like that though, but there was a significant amount ...
  • Susan Sherman
    I think I would have liked this book more if I lived in the UK. The history of trees through fact and literature. Interesting...
  • Kelly
    Excellent meandering, earnest loveliness....
  • Michael Cook
    A whimsical ramble through the history of trees, punctuated by some serious concern about the damage we are doing to our planet by denuding our forests. I enjoyed Peter Fiennes's gentle rants and found myself agreeing with him on a whole range of subjects from hunting, conifer planting and developme...
  • Lauren
    This is like taking a lovely ramble in the woods with an ecologically-minded John Oliver. It's sweet and funny, a little bit repetitive but also full of righteous anger. I learned a lot and even a walk in my neighborhood has me appreciating the trees in a different way. The folklore, song and poetry...
  • Jeff Van Campen
    *Oak and Ash and Thorn* is written like a ramble in the woods. The best kind of ramble—one without a map where the goal is simply to see what you discover. Peter Fiennes is our guide on this ramble, and he points out fact after fact about the different types of trees. He does tend to ramble, of...

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