The Great British Tree Biography – 50 legendary trees and the tales behind them The Great British Tree Biography – 50 legendary trees and the tales behind them The Great British Tree Biography – 50 legendary trees and the tales behind them The Great British Tree Biography – 50 legendary trees and the tales behind them

The Great British Tree Biography – 50 legendary trees and the tales behind them

Mark Hooper

£16.99

From the tree under which the Tolpuddle Martyrs met and effectively formed the first trade union, to the sycamore in Barnes where Marc Bolan met his untimely death, trees have played a significant role in our history, bearing silent witnesses to social reform (and sometimes gruesome punishment), and influencing everything from music, art, sport and religion.

 

 

Starting with the tale of a tree planted as a symbol of the newly formed welfare state, and ending with the story of abolitionism, journalist and founding Hole & Corner editor Mark Hooper paints a fascinating history of Britain through its trees, exploring the myths and superstitions surrounding different species, discovering the human stories that individual trees have been associated with and unravelling the facts from fiction.

 

 

Author Mark Hooper
Illustrator Amy Grimes
By Pavilion

Hardback