Based on what was seen by one of us at a literary festival in India, people here tonight are in for quite an inspiring time, as Isabella Tree, co-proprietor of what had been a failing farm in west Sussex but is now a unique ‘return’ to an English landscape that ‘was,’ is here to present and discuss her book, Wilding: Returning Nature to Our Farm (New York Review of Books).
“Wilding is one of the most exhilarating books I know. Knepp Castle is a modern marvel, a wild ancient landscape in a modern domestic country, a place filled with birds and animals leading their own independent and remarkable lives. Isabella Tree, who lives there, tells the rich, complicated story of Knepp. As a writer, Tree is both elegant and deeply informed, and the story is full of poetic awareness and scientific foundations. This story will delight anyone who’s interested in nature, wildlife and hope.”—Roxana Robinson.
“Wilding is both a timely and important book.”—Tim Flannery.
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