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4.6 out of 5 stars
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4.6 out of 5 stars
Notes from Walnut Tree Farm
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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.
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on 1 May 2017
I am a great fan of Roger Deakin and this is the only book of the trilogy I have not completed. I love the way he writes about serious issues of environmental and conservationist matters without thrusting them down ones throat. He writes with warmth about landscape and the biotic environment spiced with humorous observations; I think that is the attraction of his writing style. I live in East Anglia, in the same region that inspired a lot of his writing and so, from time to time, certain things resonate with me. This product was the first Kindle version I have purchased in the Roger Deakin cannon.
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on 11 June 2017
Good little book
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on 6 September 2017
Excellent
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on 26 April 2017
Superb
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on 16 March 2017
i am enjoying reading it
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on 20 July 2017
Great book, really enjoyed reading it. Dreamy wistful commentary on an examined country life.
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on 28 October 2012
This is a lovely book for anyone who loves the countryside, especially the woods, and Roger Deakin fills the reader with a desire to get out there and take (another) look at familiar places. It follows the course of a year at his house in Suffolk and is the musings and jottings of a real country lover, well edited and easy to read. It is a comforting book as winter approaches as so much of it is about the continuity of nature as well as the need to protect our special places.
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on 7 June 2010
A splendid book full of close observation of the countryside and its seasons. I read it weekly to reflect on my own experiences. Gentle but opinionated in the best way.
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on 28 June 2010
Walnut Tree Farm was on a list of books requested by my son, who studying tree surgery, is keen to read anything related to trees and their habitats. Roger Deakin, with his all round knowledge of nature, writes about his experiences with humour and has the ability to transfer knowledge to anyone reading this book, he has already become one of my son's favourite authors. I look forward to it reading too.
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