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    The Woodsman (Downloadable audio file) By (author) Ben Law, Read by Ben Law

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    DescriptionBen Law has lived as a woodsman in Prickly Nut Wood for over 20 years. His authentic, incredible sense of the land and the wildlife, and his respect for age old traditions and how to sustain them offers a wonderful, inviting insight into the life and character of Prickly Nut Wood. Having travelled to Papua New Guinea and the Amazon, observing age-old techniques for living in, working in and preserving forests and woodland, Ben Law felt compelled to return home and apply his learnings to a 400 year old plot of woodland near where he grew up - Prickly Nut Wood. This is the story of how he came to know and love his woodland, how he lived off the land, how he coppiced and hedged and created charcoal, how he puddled and built shelter, and finally how he carved out his famous, characterful woodland home that Kevin McCloud has cited as his favourite ever Grand Design. And it's the story of the wood itself - how it lives and breathes and affects all those who encounter it, and how it's developed over the twenty incredible years Ben has shared in its lifespan. It's an incredibly transporting tale that will make you long to hear the dawn chorus, and appreciate the beauty of Britain's pockets of woodland.


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    Title
    The Woodsman
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ben Law, Read by Ben Law
    Physical properties
    Format: Downloadable audio file
    Weight: 272 g
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780007508921
    ISBN 10: 0007508921
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0A
    BIC subject category V2: WND
    BISAC V2.8: NAT038000
    DC23: 333.75092
    Thema V1.0: DNBA, WND
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Illustrations note
    (integrated b/w illustrations)
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers
    Imprint name
    HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
    Publication date
    28 March 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Ben Law is a writer, Woodsman, Master Carpenter and Eco-Builder. He lives and works at Prickly Nut Woods in West Sussex, in his unique home, the building which was filmed for Channel 4's Grand Designs and was voted by viewers the most popular Grand Design ever.
    Review quote
    'Ben Law is an extraordinary man' - Kevin McCloud