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William Collins
19 May 2014
Autobiography: general; The countryside, country life
Ben Law has lived as a woodsman in Prickly Nut Wood for over 20 years. His authentic, incredible sense of the land and the wildlife, and his respect for age-old traditions and how to sustain them offers a wonderful, inviting insight into the life and character of Prickly Nut Wood.

Having travelled to Papua New Guinea and the Amazon, observing age-old techniques for living in, working in and preserving forests and woodland, Ben Law felt compelled to return home and apply his learnings to a 400-year-old plot of woodland near where he grew up - Prickly Nut Wood.

This is the story of how he came to know and love his woodland, how he lived off the land, how he coppiced and hedged and created charcoal, how he puddled and built shelter, and finally how he carved out his famous, characterful woodland home that Kevin McCloud has cited as his favourite ever Grand Design.
By:   Ben Law
Imprint:   William Collins
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   ePub edition
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 19mm
Weight:   180g
ISBN:   9780007551927
ISBN 10:   0007551924
Pages:   256
Publication Date:   19 May 2014
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Ben Law is a writer, Woodsman, Master Carpenter and Eco-Builder. He lives and works in Prickly Nut Wood in West Sussex, in his unique home, the building which was filmed for Channel 4's Grand Designs and was voted by viewers the most popular Grand Design ever.

Reviews for Woodsman

'Ben Law is an extraordinary man' Kevin McCloud

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