Life at Walnut Tree Farm (Hardback)
  • Life at Walnut Tree Farm (Hardback)
zoom

Life at Walnut Tree Farm (Hardback)

(author), (author)
£20.00
Hardback 256 Pages / Published: 02/05/2019
  • In stock online
  • Free UK delivery

Usually dispatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect

In 1970 Roger Deakin acquired Walnut Tree Farm, a semi-ruined Elizabethan farmhouse deep in the countryside of northern Suffolk, on the edge of Mellis Green, the largest area of common grazing land in England. The house's thatch and roof beams were rotting; pigs and hens had been its last occupants and the floors were ankle deep in shit. Leaving swinging London behind, Deakin bought the farm in a spirit of 'back to the land' fervour; and, in the coming decades, lovingly restored it. Deakin lived here until his death in 2006, dredging the moat (in which he swam daily), planting woods and buying more of the surrounding fields, where he grew hay and wild flowers.

Walnut Tree Farm became a place of pilgrimage and inspiration for nature-lovers, writers, intellectuals and artists, while Deakin's Waterlog has become a much-loved classic of nature writing and gave impetus to the wild swimming movement. Rufus Deakin and Titus Rowlandson offer a beautifully illustrated and designed record of the development of Deakin's rural paradise, centred on a series of photographs taken by Roger Deakin himself, which record both the rebuilding of Walnut Tree Farm, the unique character of a remarkable building, and the seasonal cycle of nature in the land and countryside that surround it.

Publisher: Head of Zeus
ISBN: 9781788547819
Number of pages: 256
Dimensions: 185 x 185 mm

You may also be interested in...

Life on Earth
Added to basket
My Family and Other Animals
Added to basket
No. More. Plastic.
Added to basket
£6.99
Paperback
Our Planet
Added to basket
£25.00
Hardback
The Wood
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Bird Therapy
Added to basket
£14.99
Hardback
The Seabird's Cry
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Buzz
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs
Added to basket
The Hidden Life of Trees
Added to basket
The Shepherd's Life
Added to basket
The Easternmost House
Added to basket
RSPB Pocket Guide to British Birds
Added to basket
Wilding
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
The Lost Words
Added to basket
£20.00
Hardback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.