Tales from the Woods

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Ebury Publishing, 2010 - Poetry - 112 pages
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A collection of original poetry by poet, publisher, and maverick multimillionaire Felix Dennis is a thrilling, impassioned hymn to trees, and includes a spoken word audio CD Beautifully illustrated throughout with color-washed pen and ink illustrations, these 50 evocative poems celebrate trees and their part in the landscape. The poet's eye misses nothing?from the quality of light in early morning to the joyous exuberance of young birds learning to fly; from a hornbeam's delicate shades of green in spring to the "kamikaze" obduracy of ornamental maples refusing to shed their leaves in November gales. Here is "Mrs. Fox" making a home for her cubs in an abandoned cellar; a spider attacking a sea-green dragonfly caught in its web; an apple tree that has learned to "walk," and the terrible curse of a veteran tree marked for felling. Imbued with a deep love of the countryside, a warm, lyrical touch, and an often wry commentary to each poem, this collection will be greeted with delight by all lovers of the countryside.

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About the author (2010)

Felix Dennis was imprisoned in 1971 as co-editor of OZ magazine. After his acquittal on appeal, he founded his own magazine publishing company in 1973 and made millions with the sale of PC Worldand MacUser in the mid-eighties. Today, Dennis Publishing remains a privately owned company with headquarters in London and New York City. Titles include The Week, Auto Express, Maxim, Men's Fitnessand Computer Shopper.The annual Sunday TimesRich List estimates that Felix Dennis is the 88th richest individual in the UK. Following a life-threatening illness, his first collection of poetry,A Glass Half Fullwas published by Hutchinson and the second, Lone Wolf, in 2004. His other interests include planting trees and he divides his time between homes in Warwickshire, London, New York, Connecticut and the Caribbean island of Mustique. Felix has his own website www.felixdennis.com

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