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The Oak Papers
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The Oak Papers (Hardback)

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A BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week



'A profound meditation on the human need for connection with nature' Peter Wohlleben



James Canton spent two years sitting with and studying the Honywood Oak. A colossus of a tree, it would have been a sapling when Magna Carta was signed. Inevitably he needs to slow down in order to appreciate it fully, to tune in to its slower time frame, to connect with the ecosystem that lives around it, inside it and beneath it. He examines our long-standing dependency on oak trees, and how that has developed and morphed into myth and legend. We no longer build our houses and boats from them or grind their acorns into flour in times of famine; physically we don't need them in the same way now. Or do we?



The Oak Papers is a stunning, meditative and healing book about the lessons we can learn from the natural world, if only we slow down enough to listen.

BiographyMemoirsNatural World & The EnvironmentThe natural world, country life & petsTrees, wildflowers & plants Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd Publication Date: 30/07/2020 ISBN-13: 9781838851507  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Dr James Canton runs the Wild Writing MA at the University of Essex and has done since its inception in 2009. He is the author of Ancient Wonderings (2017) and Out of Essex: Re-Imagining a Literary Landscape (2013) which was inspired by his rural wandering in East Anglia. He was awarded his PhD by the University of Essex and reviews for the TLS, Caught by the River and Earthlines. Canton is a regular on television and radio and lectures frequently. @jamescanton

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