Journey with a Remarkable Tree News

November 2, 2005

Cambodian! Reader Review Book Crossing

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Journal entry by Motsamot from Phnom Penh, Cambodia on Saturday, November 05, 2005

This a is a very moving book that recounts a journey filled with many sad but truthful facts. Anyone who has concern with protecting and saving our environments will find this journey deelpy moving as did the writer. It is written with compassion and honesty and his style is gentle but not without humor. For those who have travelled into Asia the book will provide a deeper insight to the awful truth about deforestation in this amazing part of the world. It raises your consciousness and encourages you to suport the many organizations that are striving to take action and bring about change, along with examining the choices you make as an individual about what you will accept. Source

Reader Review – Book Crossing

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Journal entry by Niqi from Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, November 02, 2005

I love trees & I really don’t know what to say about this book to do it justice. There is just so much I want to say about it but simply don’t know how to put it into words! It was really emotive…it made me angry, it upset me, it even stopped me sleeping but it also made me laugh and chuckle to myself. Ken has a lovely style of writing & I really felt like I was there experiencing it all with him, despite the fact I have never been to Cambodia and seen the sites, & sights, that he has. The book has made me quite obsessive. I look at everything I buy now and have been round the house several times looking at what we may have bought without realising where it has actually come from. I suppose obsessive might be the wrong word, it has made me more thoughtful and certainly helped increase my awareness of such an awful trade, which I don’t think can be a bad thing.I’d certainly recommend the book to everyone. Regardless of how passionate you feel about the problem of illegal logging you can’t fail to have a lot of respect for Ken and his own passion and determination.Source

November 1, 2005

Review – Cornwall Wildlife Trust

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Wild Cornwall – Autumn 2005

This is a thought-provoking first­hand account of a man’s s personal quest, which first leads him through dangerous country to great spirit trees in the forests of Cambodia. Accompanied by a brave Cambodian man who secretly records signs of illegal logging and forest destruction, Ken witnesses people’s conflicting attitudes towards the trees. He then heads off alone to Vietnam to discover the fate of a remarkable tree, snatched from the forest, and eventually finds himself in a British garden centre mourning the venerable source of some rather ordinary garden furniture.
This story is sprinkled with salient facts about the sad histories of Cambodia and Vietnam, and is full of the flavour of smoke in the air, bumps in the road, pains in the stomach, emotions of anger and elation, awe, sadness and compassion. The picture is so vivid, the account so like hearing the story first hand on the ‘phone that the reader is virtually there.
This book is intended as a wake­up call rather than a literary masterpiece, but you will feel shocked, moved and enlightened by what you read.
Rowena Millar