I’ve been catching up with John Riutta’s recent book reviews on The Well-read Naturalist. I read all of his book reviews even those that are rather local to his part of the world, of northern Oregon. I read them because they are so thoughtful and so well written. I sometimes feel I’d rather read John’s book reviews than the books themselves.
He has recently reviewed The Oak Papers by James Canton published by Canongate. This is a book in which the author spends lots of time with an 800-year-old oak on the Marks Hall estate in Essex. I haven’t read the book myself but because John liked it, and liked it a lot, maybe I will.