Norwegian Wood : Chopping, Stacking and Drying Wood the Scandinavian Way

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Norwegian Wood : Chopping, Stacking and Drying Wood the Scandinavian Way Author: Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Quercus Publishing Pages: 192 Illustrations and other contents: Full-colour throughout ISBN: 9780857052551 Categories: , , Tag:

Bestselling novelist Lars Mytting has distilled the wisdom of enthusiasts, from experienced lifelong growers, stackers and burners to researchers and professionals of combustion and tree culture. Part guide to the best practice in every aspect of working with this renewable energy source, part meditation on the human instinct for survival, this definitive handbook on the art of chopping, stacking and drying wood in the Scandinavian way has resonated across the world. Instructive, with a wealth of advice and technical know-how but also entertaining, beautifully produced and compulsive reading.
A phenomenal bestseller in Norway, where it has sold more than 250,000 copies, Norwegian Wood inspired a 12-hour television programme (including hours of live footage of a fire burning) which was watched by nearly a million Norwegians.

Weight0.65 kg
As much as Mytting captures the romance of the great outdoors, the nobility of the honest graft of wood chopping, and our close relationship with trees, it is also a step-by-step guide to preparing your wood store. -- Sophie Morris * Independent * You don't need to have a wood burning stove or fireplace to be captivated by the craft and lore surrounding a Stone Age method of creating heat. -- Jan Gardner * Boston Globe * Beautiful, important, real * Dagbladet * Lars Mytting has given us the definitive wood-cutting bible * Tronder-Avisa * As much as Mytting captures the romance of the great outdoors, the nobility of the honest graft of wood chopping, and our close relationship with trees, it is also a step-by-step guide to preparing your wood store. -- Sophie Morris * Independent * You don't need to have a wood burning stove or fireplace to be captivated by the craft and lore surrounding a Stone Age method of creating heat. -- Jan Gardner * Boston Globe * A how-to book with poetry at its heart. -- Brian Morton * Times Literary Supplement * You could say the book has spread like wildfire. For the world's first comprehensive book about firewood is high in bestseller lists in Britain and generating heated discussions online and in pubs, offices, cafes and bars - about logs, log-piles and the best fire. * Daily Mail. *

Author Biography

Lars Mytting, a novelist and journalist, was born in Favang, Norway, in 1968. His novel The Sixteen Trees of the Somme) was awarded the Norwegian National Booksellers' Award and has been bought for film. Norwegian Wood has become an international bestseller, and was the Bookseller Industry Awards Non-Fiction Book of the Year 2016. His novel The Bell in the Lake was a number one bestseller in Norway and nominated for the Norwegian National Bookseller's Award 2018.