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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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Felix Dennis is the founder of Dennis Publishing, a magazine publishing company with headquarters in London and New York City. His previous collections of poetry are A Glass Half Full and Lone Wolf. He is also the author of How to Get Rich. He divides his time between homes in England, New York, Connecticut, and the Caribbean island of Mustique. Bill Sanderson has illustrated books, magazines, and advertisements for more than 35 years, including many years of regular drawings for Esquire. In 2005 he was the corecipient of the V&A Book Cover and Jacket illustration award for The Preservationist. He lives in New York City.Review:
"A 21st-Century Kipling." —Tom Wolfe, author, I Am Charlotte Simmons
"His poetry sings like a summer breeze through a fairground." —Sir Paul McCartney
"I enjoy his poetry immensely." —Mick Jagger
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Book Description Ebury Press, 2011. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110091937671
Book Description Ebury Press, 2011. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0091937671
Book Description Ebury Press, 2011. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0091937671