Out of the Woods

The Armchair Guide to Trees

by Will Cohu

  • Published: 06 Sep 2007
  • Price: £14.99
  • Format: Hardback
  • Extent: 256p
  • ISBN: 978-1-904977-83-4
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Out of the Woods is an affectionate, convivial guide to Britain’s 50 commonest trees, in which Will Cohu takes you on a revelatory journey – from the wildest woodland to municipal carpark, via field hedgerow and orchard garden. Stunningly illustrated by Mungo McCosh, this is a book to reconnect you with your roots. Read it, and those anonymous structures of wood and leaves will become friends, while every walk will have something of a miniature epic about it: an adventure into the landscape of our history, too long ignored.Preview Changes

“Cohu intertwines history, poetry, folklore and hardcore botany with the deftness of a master coppicer... A book to relish while burning hand-hewn logs in an open fire...”
<em>Sunday Times</em>
“Cohu's book is unlike any other tree book I have come across... I never knew walking with trees could be so entertaining.”
<em>Guardian</em>

About Will Cohu

Will Cohu is a regular contributor to the Daily Telegraph and Gardens Illustrated. His last book, Urban Dog: The Adventures of Parker was published by Pocket Books in 2001. He lives in Lincolnshire.