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A charming collection of stories and fables inspired by Britain's nineteen species of native trees, written by nineteen of Britain's leading authors. Why Willows Weep is edited by Tracy Chevalier, bestselling author of Girl with a Pearl Earring, and contains beautiful colour illustrations by Canadian artist Leanne Shapton. With sales in hardback of 10,000 this collection has already helped the Woodland Trust plant nearly 50,000 trees across the United Kingdom, and it is now available in paperback for the first time.
Contains original contributions from 19 of Britain's leading novelists, TRACY CHEVALIER (Girl with the Pearl Earring) WILLIAM FIENNES (The Music Room), JOANNE HARRIS (Chocolat), PHILLIPA GREGORY (The Other Boleyn Girl), JAMES ROBERTSON (The Testament of Gideon Mack), RICHARD MABEY (Nature Cure), SUSAN ELDERKIN (Sunset Over Chocolate Mountains), RACHEL BILLINGTON (Glory), BLAKE MORRISON (And When Did You Last See Your Father), MARIA MCCANN (As Meat Loves Salt), TERENCE BLACKER (FIXX), CATHERINE O'FLYNN (What was Lost), TAHMIMA ANAM (A Golden Age), MAGGIE O'FARELL (The Hand That First Held Mine), AMANDA CRAIG (A Vicious Circle), ALI SMITH (How To Be Both), PHILIP HENSHER (Scenes ...More About Tracy Chevalier