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A beautifully written addendum to a fine and wild life
on 26 June 2017
I love this book, but would suggest anyone new to Roger Deakin's writing reads first Waterlog then Wildwood before reading Notes from Walnut Tree farm.
Roger Deakin was an author, broadcaster and film-maker, as well as being a founder director of Common Ground, the environmental and arts charity. He restored and lived in Walnut Tree farm from 1974 until his death in 2006. Waterlog was published by Deakin in 1999. Wildwood was published posthumously in 2007, followed by Notes from Walnut Tree farm in 2008. Edited by Alison Hastie and Terence Blacker, the contents are taken from Deakin's copious notebooks.
I find Deakin's work compulsive, immersive and immensely pleasurable to read. Notes from Walnut Tree farm forms an addendum to a great life and to the other two literary masterpieces that precede it.
Find out more about Roger Deakin on the University of East Anglia archive website.