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Book Suggestions

Postby dave brenneman » Tue Jan 10, 2012 4:23 pm

Put 'em here.


I'm currently reading Wildwood by Roger Deakin. Deakin helped found Common Ground - a UK charity that "is internationally recognised for playing a unique role in the arts and environmental fields, distinguished by the linking of nature with culture, focussing upon the positive investment people can make in their own localities, championing popular democratic involvement, and by inspiring celebration as a starting point for action to improve the quality of our everyday places. "

Deakin writes about wood, in various uses - from willow benders in a low-impact community, to the walnut panelling in Jaguar cars, to airplane propellers, to the salvaged materials of his writing desk - in such a way that you're inspired to do a bit of carpentry yourself, as soon as you finish this next chapter... okay, the one after that...

Deakin lived in a moated Elizabethan house in Suffolk, and wrote about the place with such affection that I seriously considered a move to that part of the country. Notes from Walnut Tree Farm was the first book of his that I read. it's shorter journal entries, rather than the essay-length bits in Wildwood. They're both worth checking out.
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Re: Book Suggestions

Postby dave brenneman » Tue Jan 10, 2012 4:26 pm

alright, just saw the other book recommendation thread. oops!
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