Meetings with Remarkable Trees: Abridged
With this astonishing collection of tree portraits, Thomas Pakenham has produced a new kind of tree book. The arrangement owes nothing to conventional botany. The trees are grouped according to their characteristics: Natives, Travellers, Shrines, Fantasies and Survivors. Roughly half consist of ancient native trees; half are exotic newcomers from Europe, the East and North America. Of the Natives, most are huge and some are immeasurably old. The great yew at Selborne, blown down in the 1990 hurricane, but still clinging to life is believed to be centuries older than the Christian church built beside it in the thirteenth century. Common to all these trees is their power to inspire awe and wonder. Meetings with Remarkable Trees is a lovingly researched audio experience, each tree is featured in a beautifully illustrated full-colour inlay.
- Audio cassette
- 106 x 140 x 16mm | 131g
- 18 May 2000
- Orion Publishing Co
- Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
- London, United Kingdom
About Thomas Pakenham
Thomas Pakenham is the author of the critically acclaimed The Scramble for Africa which won the W.H. Smith Award and the Alan Paton Award. He is also the author of The Boer War. He lives in London, W11 and in County Westmeath, Ireland. Bill Paterson has worked in such memorable productions as the original Guys and Dolls at the National Theatre and Death And The Maiden at the Royal Court. On television his credits include such classic dramas as The Singing Detective, Auf Wiedersehen, Pet, Traffik, The Crow Road and Wives And Daughters. His films include The Killing Fields, Comfort and Joy and Truly, Madly, Deeply. Bill Paterson is one of the media's best-known voices. He is an award-winning actor, who has worked in many TV, film and theatre roles and productions including Marriage Play and Death and the Maiden. Television work includes Wives and Daughters, Auf Wiedersehen Pet, The Singing Detective and Licking Hitler and films include The Killing Fields and Truly, Madly, Deeply.
'You would not expect a book dominated by its illustrations to make good audio book, but it does.' PROSPECT 'Each tree is so fascination you long to hear more.' THE GUARDIAN 'works extraordinarily well on audio' THE TIMES