The Tree Climber’s Guide


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The Tree Climber’s Guide Author: Format: Paperback First Published: Published By: HarperCollins
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Pages: 304 Illustrations and other contents: 100 b/w illus ISBN: 9780008157609 Category:

A guide to a whole new way of exploring London. In this charming, witty and exquisitely illustrated companion, Jack Cooke explores the city through its canopy. Part guidebook, part meditation on the consolations of nature, The Tree Climber’s Guide is as uniquely odd, alluring and motley as the trees themselves.

Weight0.5 kg



'Wonderful. I agree with so much of what Jack has to say - about trees, risk, being more child-like, and seeking out pockets of peace even in our cities.' - Alastair Humphreys, author of Microadventures 'After I finished this book I alarmed my family by going into the garden and climbing the apple tree.' - Damian Whitworth, The Times 'One of the publishing sensations of the year ... For anyone who has ever felt a little overwhelmed in a big city, or wanted to step out of the rat race for an hour or two, Jack Cooke will be something of an inspiration.' - Robert Hardman, Daily Mail 'His descriptions are a joy to read, encapsulating the simple pleasures and the challenges of scaling a tree. 'A dendritic delight' - Londonist 'Beautifully written and beautifully illustrated... his joy and wonder as he views the city from his bird's-eye vantage point are infectious. So much so, that on my way home from work, I found myself eyeing up trees and thinking, if only I could get a leg up. An absolute delight.' - Catherine Small, The Irish News

Author Biography

Jack Cooke was born in 1985 and lives in London with his wife Jennifer, the book's illustrator, and his son Bodie. This is his first book.