Peter Fiennes celebrates the beauty and mystery of Britain’s woods, tracing their history in our culture, from ancient folklore to modern literature, and addressing how so many have been lost to us. In this poetic and insightful journey around Britain, in search of our woodland heritage, he considers issues of conservation, power and property; he visits Norwegian spruces in the Welsh/English borders, wild flowers in a haunted Norfolk wood, the trees in his childhood garden and everything in between.


Peter Fiennes is the author of To War with God, a moving account of his grandfather's service in the First World War. As a publisher for Time Out, he has published their city guides, as well as books about Britain's countryside and seaside.