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Epitaph For The Ash

Epitaph For The Ash

In Search of Recovery and Renewal

by Lisa Samson
Paperback
Publication Date: 15/04/2019
RRP  $27.90 $27.75

The ash tree has long been an integral part of the British landscape, its familiar branches protruding from limestone scars and chalky cliff faces.

But tragically ash dieback, a disease from mainland Europe, now poses a serious threat to the trees' survival. And their grave prognosis took on a personal resonance when, while writing this book, Lisa Samson was diagnosed with a brain tumour, forcing her to contemplate her own mortality while the trees' likely fate emerged.

Taking us from the lowlands of Norfolk to the northernmost reaches of the British Isles, Epitaph for the Ash offers up a rallying cry to treasure these remarkable woodlands while we can, before it is too late.

ISBN:
9780007544639
9780007544639
Category:
History: specific events & topics
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
15-04-2019
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
224
Dimensions (mm):
198x129x17mm
Weight:
0.2kg
Lisa Samson

An English language and literature specialist with many years' experience of teaching English and Italian, Lisa Samson is a Senior Lecturer in Writing at Leeds Beckett University. Lisa's first novel, Talk To Me, came second in the Virginia Prize for Fiction 2011. She has been published in short form both in print and online.

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