The New Sylva

The New Sylva

The New Sylva – in the making

The New Sylva book is a detailed and sumptuous celebration of trees and forests, by authors Gabriel Hemery and Sarah Simblet. It was published in April 2014 by Bloomsbury.

The book is 400 pages in length and features more than 100 tree species, accompanied by 200 new pen and ink drawings.

This website was created by the authors to capture the creation of the book. Starting at the inception of our journey in January 2012, it features the writing of the manuscript, the making of artwork, insights into the editorial cycle and, finally, it covers our activities during 2014 – the publication year.

The New Sylva is now available in all good bookshops, and signed copies available to purchase online here.

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Author talk at Surrey History Centre

Author Gabriel Hemery will be talking about The New Sylva at the Surrey History Centre in Woking at 1430 on 4th October. The centre is just 14 miles from the John Evelyn’s birthplace at Wotton House.

Gabriel’s talk will be illustrated with the exquisite drawings of artist Sarah Simblet. An exhibition about John Evelyn’s work will be on show alongside Evelyn’s letters, diaries and copies of Sylva which are now in the care of Surrey History Centre.

Bloomsbury, the publisher of The New Sylva, has kindly donated a copy of the book to be given away to one lucky member of the audience at the event on 4 October. Signed copies will be available to purchase.

To read more about the talk and to book your place – see here

 

 

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