Wyl Menmuir - Heart of the Woods

Just as a parent leaves a legacy to their child, a tree leaves a legacy to its surroundings.

Wyl Menmuir is a favourite of the bookshop since his first book, The Many was nominated for the Booker Prize. More recently, his first foray into non-fiction, The Draw of the Sea was a massive hit with our customers and won the Roger Deakin Award. Wyl has now turned his attention to trees.  Throughout history, trees have determined the tools we use, the boats we build, the stories we tell about the world and ourselves, the songs we sing, and some of our most important rituals.

As such, our lives are intertwined with those of the trees and woodlands around us. In this journey deep into the woods, Wyl Menmuir travels the length and breadth of Britain and Ireland to meet the people who plant trees, the ecologists who study them, those who shape beautiful objects and tools from wood, and those who use them to help others. Wyl also explores how our relationship with trees is enduring, now and in the future what we get out of spending time around trees, the ways in which our relationship with them has changed over time, and the ways in which our future is interconnected with theirs.

Written in close collaboration with makers, crafters, bodgers, and woodsmen and women in order to better understand the woods they know so well, the joys and frustrations of working with a living material, and the stories of their craft and skills, The Heart of The Woods will delight anyone who enjoys walking among the trees, and anyone who, when lost, has found themselves in the woods.

Friday 7th June 2024 - 7.30pm

Tickets £6.00
Edge of the World Bookshop
25/26 Market Jew Street
TR18 2HR