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TALL TREES SHORT STORIES Vol.20 is a collection of 25 extraordinary tales exploring our relationship with the natural world. In 2020, one of his stories was shortlisted for the international Nobrow Short Story Competition.
GREEN GOLD: THE EPIC TRUE STORY OF VICTORIAN PLANT HUNTER JOHN JEFFREY is a fictional biography combining meticulous research with the fictional narrative of Jeffrey's lost journals.
THE NEW SYLVA: A DISCOURSE OF FOREST & ORCHARD TREES FOR THE TWENTY FIRST CENTURY was published to wide acclaim by Bloomsbury in 2014. Its 400 pages feature more than 100 tree species, accompanied by 200 pen and ink drawings made by Sarah Simblet. Its publication coincided with the 350th anniversary of John Evelyn's Sylva (1664).
Praise for Gabriel Hemery's books:
TALL TREES SHORT STORIES Vol.20
"A wonderful book that explores the natural world, the cycle of life and our relationship with trees and wildlife." The Tree Council
"beguiling . . . fascinating." The Daily Mail
"a wonderful book! . . . a really remarkable combination of research, detective work, botanical expertise and imaginative writing." Fiona Stafford, author and Oxford professor
THE NEW SYLVA
Excellently Produced Masterpiece - Beautiful book and very well produced. A worthy successor to the original work that inspired this volume. *****
Five Stars - Beautiful! I brought this as a gift for someone who works in the tree industry and they absolutely love it! *****
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Look out for love and loss, brace for dystopia and utopia, and jump forwards and backwards in time, but beware as you follow the path through the dark forest, nature can have a sting in its tale.
Tall Trees Short Stories is a collection of more than 25 extraordinary tales exploring the natural world and our relationship with it, written by environmentalist and celebrated tree author Gabriel Hemery.
In 1850, young Scottish plant hunter John Jeffrey was despatched by an elite group of Victorian subscribers to seek highly prized exotic trees in North America. An early letter home told of a 1,200-mile transcontinental journey by small boat and on foot.
Later, tantalising collections of seeds and plants arrived from British Columbia, Oregon and California, yet early promise soon withered. Four years after setting out, John Jeffrey, and his journals, disappeared without a trace.
Was he lost to love, violence or the Gold Rush? Green Gold combines meticulous research with the fictional narrative of Jeffrey’s lost journals, revealing an extraordinary adventure.