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Norwegian Wood: The guide to chopping, stacking and drying wood the Scandinavian way

Lars Mytting

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Northern Europe, Scandinavia, Prose: non-fiction, Forestry & silviculture: practice & techniques, DIY: general, Camping & woodcraft, Gift books

A PORTABLE, POCKET EDITION OF THE DEFINITIVE WOOD-CUTTER'S BIBLE - PERFECT FOR FATHER'S DAY

"The book has spread like wildfire" Daily Mail

"A how-to book with poetry at its heart" T.L.S.

"A step-by-step guide to preparing your wood store" Independent

Whether you're a seasoned woodcutter, or your passion is yet to be kindled, NORWEGIAN WOOD is a highly informative and entertaining guide for year-round wood management, and the perfect gift.

Chopping and stacking wood is a pastime where the world makes sense once more. Because our relationship to fire is so ancient, so universal, it seems that in learning about wood, you can also learn about life.

And who better to impart this wisdom than an expert from Scandinavia, where the extreme climate has obliged generations to hone and share their skills with tools, wood and heat production. 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, with more than a million copies sold worldwide.

More than 200,000 copies sold in English editions. The book that defined a genre.

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Praise for Norwegian Wood: The guide to chopping, stacking and drying wood the Scandinavian way

  • 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. - Independent

  • 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.

  • A how-to book with poetry at its heart. - Times Literary Supplement

  • 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. - Boston Globe

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Lars Mytting

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.

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