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An evening with Ruth Pavey discussing her book 'Deeper Into The Wood'

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Barnet Libraries in association with Duckworth Books, presents: An evening with Ruth Pavey, discussing her new book 'Deeper Into The Wood'.

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Barnet libraries in association with Duckworth Books, presents: An evening with Ruth Pavey, in conversation with Ruth Badley discussing her new book 'Deeper Into The Wood' on Wednesday 26 May from 7-8pm including a 15mins Q&A session, with a prize for the best question.

From the author of the bestselling : A Wood Of One's Own comes a captivating sequel where Ruth Pavey reflects on the resilience of nature and the legacies, we leave behind.

Praise for A Wood of One’s Own – A Sunday Times Book of the Year.

Twenty years ago, Ruth Pavey fulfilled a dream to reconnect with the British countryside after years spent living in London. She bought four acres of scrubland in Somerset and set about conserving and replanting it, tree by tree. This, in turn, led to her bestselling memoir, A Wood of One’s Own, detailing the realisation of her dream.

Deeper Into the Wood takes us back there, exploring a year in the life of the wood where Ruth reflects on its fate. Among the trees she spent twenty years planting, she witnesses nature’s forces changing rapidly with the diversity of species dwindling. When the rabbits suddenly vanish, she decides it is time to take a closer look at the undergrowth to learn more of what is happening and to see what she can do to preserve it for future generations.

Interwoven with Ruth’s candid descriptions of the challenges to wildlife posed by post-war changes in agriculture are forays into the history of the area around the wood and its inhabitants, past and present. Accompanied throughout by the author’s evocative hand-drawn illustrations, Deeper into the Wood is a lyrical and inspiring story with a strong environmental message. A potent reminder of nature’s delicate balance and our responsibility towards its conservation.

Ruth Pavey is the gardening correspondent for the Ham & High. She attended The Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, Oxford. Pavey has reviewed books and written features for publications including the Observer, Guardian, New Statesman, Crafts, and The Garden. Having survived, and even enjoyed, forty plus years of teaching in Inner London, she still lives there, surrounded by plants, books, friends, a cello and three cats, while making frequent trips to her wood in Somerset.

Ruth Badley is from North London and graduated from the Central School of Speech and Drama in 1978. She worked in secondary and adult education in the UK and South Australia before pursuing a second career as an arts journalist in North Yorkshire.

In 2015 she wrote and directed Just Playing, for Dubai’s Short and Sweet Theatre Festival and began work on a true story, titled, Where are the grown-ups? This was published in June 2019. The book was a finalist in the Memoir Category of the Independent Author Network Book of the Year Awards 2020. She has two adult sons and lives in rural Essex with her husband, Tim.


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