Notes from Walnut Tree Farm

Notes from Walnut Tree Farm

Book rating: 03 Hardback

By (author) Roger Deakin, Edited by Terence Blacker, Edited by Alison Hastie

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  • Publisher: Hamish Hamilton Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 156mm x 234mm x 28mm | 540g
  • Publication date: 30 October 2008
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0241144205
  • ISBN 13: 9780241144206
  • Sales rank: 334,911

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For the last six years of his life, Roger Deakin kept notebooks in which he wrote his daily thoughts, impressions, feelings and observations. Discursive, personal and often impassioned, they reveal the way he saw the world, whether it be observing the teeming ecosystem that was Walnut Tree Farm, thinking about the wider environment, walking in his fields, on Mellis Common or on his travels at home, or contemplating his past and his present life. "Notes from Walnut Tree Farm" collects the very best of these writings, capturing Roger's extraordinary, restless curiosity about the natural and human worlds, his love of literature and music, his knack for making unusual and apposite connections, and of course his distinct and subversive charm and humour. Together they cohere to present a passionate, engaged and - in spite of the worst pressures of contemporary life - optimistic view of our changing world.

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Author information

A filmmaker and writer with a particular interest in nature and the environment, Roger Deakin was the author of the highly acclaimed Waterlog and Wildwood. He lived in Suffolk, and died there in August 2006, aged 63.

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By a Book Depository customer 10 Dec 2008 3

"Wise, humane and often intriguing ruminations on the natureal and not so natural world by a very decent bloke, whose written work I shall miss profoundly!"