Gossip from the Forest by Sara Maitland

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...Maitland is a wonderfully enthusiastic guide to her twinned realms, writing gleefully of crystal brain fungi and "the strange smoky shimmer" of bluebells.
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A magical exploration of the ancient landscape of forests and the ancient genre of fairytales, drawing fascinating and surprising connections between the two, by the author of the bestselling A Book Of Silence.
 

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Writer and theologian Sara Maitland graduated from Oxford University with a degree in English language and literature. Before Maitland made her living as a writer, she was once an academic researcher, an interior decorator, and a dressmaker. Maitland has contributes essays and reviews to mainstream and scholarly publication, and has written or edited over 20 books including "Virtuous Magic: Women Saints and Their Meaning," "A Big Enough God: A Feminist's Search for a Joyful Theology," and "Angel Maker: The Short Stories of Sara Maitland.
 
Published January 1, 2012 by Granta. 256 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math, Literature & Fiction, History, Crafts, Hobbies & Home. Fiction
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Reviewed by Victoria Segal on Jun 21 2013

Lyrical and imaginative – each chapter ends with Maitland's retelling of a fairy story – the book also quietly campaigns for the forests and their tales...An enchanted spinning wheel of a book, it turns the world around it into gold.

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Reviewed by Olivia Laing on Oct 27 2012

...Maitland is a wonderfully enthusiastic guide to her twinned realms, writing gleefully of crystal brain fungi and "the strange smoky shimmer" of bluebells.

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