Fleurieu Living Magazine

Spring Book Reviews

Understory: A Life with Trees

by Inga Simpson

Published by Hachette Australia

ISBN 9780733635960

$32.99

A memoir from the forest by one of Australia’s pre-eminent nature writers, and author of the acclaimed Mr Wigg, combining painterly observation, a deep curiosity for natural history, and a talent for deftlypaced storytelling. Inga Simpson’s life, both personally and professionally as a writer, is revealed amidst the trees of the southern Queensland hinterland where she lives. The author is immersed in her surroundings and over time, the trees fashion her life as much as she, a modern-day dryad, fashions them. Trees and animals are lovingly described, emerging as individual lifeforms, with

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