Woodsman

by Ben Law

Biography / Autobiography eBooks of the Month The Real World

Woodsman Synopsis

Ben Law has lived as a woodsman in Prickly Nut Wood for over 20 years. His authentic, incredible sense of the land and the wildlife, and his respect for age-old traditions and how to sustain them offers a wonderful, inviting insight into the life and character of Prickly Nut Wood. Having travelled to Papua New Guinea and the Amazon, observing age-old techniques for living in, working in and preserving forests and woodland, Ben Law felt compelled to return home and apply his learnings to a 400 year old plot of woodland near where he grew up - Prickly Nut Wood. This is the story of how he came to know and love his woodland, how he lived off the land, how he coppiced and hedged and created charcoal, how he puddled and built shelter, and finally how he carved out his famous, characterful woodland home that Kevin McCloud has cited as his favourite ever Grand Design.

Woodsman Press Reviews

'Ben Law is an extraordinary man' - Kevin McCloud

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ISBN: 9780007551927
Publication date: 10/04/2014
Publisher: William Collins an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780007551927
Publication date: 10th April 2014
Author: Ben Law
Publisher: William Collins an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 256 pages
Genres: Biography / Autobiography, eBook Favourites, The Real World,
Categories: Autobiography: general, The countryside, country life,

About Ben Law

Ben Law is a writer, Woodsman, Master Carpenter and Eco-Builder. He lives and works at Prickly Nut Woods in West Sussex, in his unique home, the building which was filmed for Channel 4's Grand Designs and was voted by viewers the most popular Grand Design ever.

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