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A must-read for those who value the countryside   

A must-read for those who value the countryside  

Thursday 20 May 2021

Dave Knight, CPRE Essex chairman, reviews a book that offers both a trip down memory lane and a warning that the provision of cheap food comes at a price   It is very seldom I read a book of 286 pages in three days, but James Rebanks’s English Pastoral captivated me to do just that. […] Read more >

The trees that hold the secrets to our past… and our future?

The trees that hold the secrets to our past… and our future?

Thursday 25 February 2021

Tricia Moxey, CPRE Essex vice-chairman, reviews a book that is both fascinating and concerning  As a tree grows, it lays down an annual ring of new woody tissue just beneath the bark. The width of each ring will reflect the growing conditions of each specific year – wider in a year of warmth and rain, […] Read more >