3.5 out of 5 stars
A copy of this was provided free of charge from the publisher in return for an honest review.
This is Hemery’s second collection of stories that have trees in the story in some way or other. His imagination is broad, mixing stories about ecology with science fiction, a court case following a murder and a magical story about how oxford got its name. There are poems in here too, as well as a disturbing story about a man falling for a girl in the opposite flat. The Coopers Tale is a story about a cooper who been asked by a woman wearing a hooded cloak to make a barrel that would be used to hold a most unusual item.
Everyone of us should be a forester
I really liked the Oxbridge Environmental Dictionary, it is a fast-paced story about one of the last books in the world that had been stolen and one man’s drive to reclaim it. As with every collection that I read, there are stories that I prefer over others and this was not an exception. There is lots of variety in the stories that Hemrey has penned here, there is more sex in them too, which might not be for everyone.
Three Favourite Stories