Gossip from the Forest (Maitland book)

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Gossip from the Forest
Author Sara Maitland
Country UK
Subject The connections between forests and fairytales in Northern Europe
Published 2012
ISBN ISBN 9781847084293

Gossip from the Forest: the Tangled Roots of our Forests and Fairytales is a 2012 book by Sara Maitland about the connections between forests and fairytales in Northern Europe. It is structured around accounts of walks through 12 forests in Scotland and England, one per month of the year, and 12 associated retellings of traditional fairytales, and was published by Granta (ISBN 9781847084293).[1][2][3]

Maitland has described the book as "a hybrid book ... history and photographs and nature and politics and science and anthropology and fiction (my own retellings of 12 Grimm stories) and, indeed, gossip."[4]

The chapters: the forests and the retold tales[edit]

The Four Comrades / Town Musicians of Bremen, statue in Bremen
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December
  • January
  • February


  1. ^ Lang, Olivia (28 October 2012). "Gossip from the Forest by Sara Maitland – review". The Observer. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 
  2. ^ McDowell, Leslie (1 June 2013). "Paperback review: Gossip from the Forest, By Sarah Maitland". The Independent. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 
  3. ^ Segal, Victoria (21 June 2013). "Gossip from the Forest by Sara Maitland – review". The Guardian. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "Sara Maitland's top 10 books of the forest". The Guardian. 14 November 2012. Retrieved 22 October 2013.