Winner of Non-fiction Book of the Year at the British Book Industry Awards 2016.
This has been and continues to be a phenomenal Norwegian bestseller. Whether you are a seasoned woodcutter, or your passion is yet to be kindled, Norwegian Wood is the perfect fireside read and tells you everything you wanted to know about wood but were afraid to ask. I haven't got an open fire, won't ever need a chain-saw, won't ever need to know which wood to use, how to dry it, how to burn it so this book is no practical use to me, or I suspect, the thousands of other people who've bought it. But - If you believe in The Slow Movement, in craft, tradition – just doing things properly then this book is an utter joy. A reminder of traditional life and its adaptation into the modern world, craft and knowledge passed on through the generations. It's beautifully illustrated and strangely compelling in its discussion of stack-building, axes and stoves, comforting too as a reminder that traditions can adapt and endure. ~ Sue Baker
November 2015 Book of the Month.
Every man looks at his wood-pile with a kind of affection Henry David Thoreau Chopping and stacking wood is a pastime where the world makes sense once more. Because our relationship to fire is so ancient, so universal, it seems that in learning about wood, you can also learn about life. And who better to impart this wisdom than an expert from Scandinavia, where the extreme climate has obliged generations to hone and share their skills with tools, wood and heat production. Lars Mytting has distilled the wisdom of enthusiasts, from experienced lifelong growers, stackers and burners to researchers and professionals of combustion and tree culture. Part guide to the best practice in every aspect of working with this renewable energy source, part meditation on the human instinct for survival, this definitive handbook on the art of chopping, stacking and drying wood in the Scandinavian way has resonated across the world. Whether you are a seasoned woodcutter, or your passion is yet to be kindled, Norwegian Wood is the perfect fireside read.
'Lars Mytting has given us the definitive wood-cutting bible Tronder-Avisa Beautiful, important, real' Dagbladet
Publication date: 23/11/2015
Publisher: MacLehose Press an imprint of Quercus Publishing
|Publication date:||23rd November 2015|
|Publisher:||MacLehose Press an imprint of Quercus Publishing|
|Genres:||Biography / Autobiography, Books of the Month, eBook Favourites, The Real World,|
|Categories:||Home & house maintenance, Rural crafts, Green lifestyle & self-sufficiency,|
Lars Mytting was born in Favang, Norway in 1968. He is author and journalist. He has written two novels, both met with critical acclaim, and the first was sold to Denmark, Sweden, Germany and Finland. However, it was for Norwegian Wood, a work of non-fiction, that he became a household name.More About Lars Mytting