A journey into the forest. William Fiennes on the ash, Tracy Chevalier on the birch, Blake Morrison on the chestnut, Ali Smith on the Scots pine. Plus Philip Hensher, Kate Mosse, Maggie O'Farrell, Tahmima Anam and Susan Elderkin.
Nature writing, but not the kind you'd expect. Robert Macfarlane, Jay Griffiths, Benjamin Markovits, Arthur Bradford, Roger Deakin, Alison Macleoad and even Raymond Chandler.
'This is a classic squatters’ landscape, and all the better for it. I always feel immediately at home in such makeshift places. Even the little palings have a Dickensian sort of attraction.'