Where did you get the idea for your most recent book?
I grew up amongst trees. There were woods all around the South Dartmoor and on Exmoor later, where I grew up. A couple of uncles used to take me about with them while Dad was at work; one was a forester and the other a gardener and both had an intrinsic connection with nature and with the spirits of place. Such things were natural amongst the folks I grew up with, they weren’t “separate” and there was no such thing as “new age” back then … there was just “what you did”. I'd been passing on the teaching for many years when my students said, "Write the book" ... so I did!