Arboreal edited by Adrian Cooper
“for all green men, women and children” Hilary Mantel
“an abundant collection” Richard Fortey, The Guardian
“full of surprises and beauty in both detail and the long view” Nature
A landmark publication of new writing from woodlands across the British Isles. In memory of the great historical ecologist, Oliver Rackham, the book gathers a variety of voices – novelists, teachers, ecologists, poets, artists, architects and foresters – to explore why woods still matter and mean so much.
Contributors: Ali Smith, Simon Armitage, Simon Leatherdale, Alan Garner, Alec Finlay, David Nash, Fiona Stafford, Sara Maitland, George Peterken, Helen Dunmore, Jen Hadfield, Philip Marsden, Nina Lyon, Paul Kingsnorth, Paul Evans, Richard Skelton, Tobias Jones, Germaine Greer, Fiona Reynolds, Jay Griffiths, Richard Mabey, Peter Marren, Philip Hoare, Deborah Wilenski, Jim Crumley, Rob Penn, Neil Sinden, Piers Taylor, Madeleine Bunting, Kathleen Jamie, William Boyd, Tim Dee, Evie Wyld, Will Ashon, Seán Lysaght, Robin Walter.
With artworks by Jame Ravilious, David Nash, Andy Goldsworthy, Ellie Davies, and others.
Hardback, 336 pages
Size: 235 x 152mm
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About Little Toller Books
Toller n river valley in West Dorset. Recorded in the Domesday
survey as Tolre, derived from a Celtic word for stream in a hollow valley.
Little Toller Books was born in 2008 as an imprint of the Dovecote Press, a family-run publishing company that has specialised in books about rural life and local history since 1974. Little Toller was started with a singular purpose: to revive forgotten and classic books about nature and rural life in the British Isles.
The success of Little Toller’s Nature Classics has enabled it to grow into an independent publisher, attuned to writers and artists who seek inventive ways to reconnect us with the natural world and to celebrate the places we live in.