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A Modern Herbal
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Alys Fowler
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A Modern Herbal

Alys Fowler


9780241368336

MICHAEL JOSEPH


Traditional medicine & herbal remedies;
Cooking with herbs & spices;
Gardening;
Gardening: herbs;
Trees, wildflowers & plants


Hardback

304 pages

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Lovingly cultivated by horticultural expert and Guardian columnist Alys Fowler, this charming miscellany celebrates everything there is to know about herbs and their significance in our gardens, kitchens, medicine cupboards and daily lives.

With her unparalleled horticultural experience, Alys explores the abundance of uses of these incredible plants and writes beautifully about how herbs have become entwined in our lives past and present. Designed to inform, entertain and delight, this book offers a fusion of botanical, practical, cultural and historical information, accompanied by beautiful line illustrations, and will be a welcome and well-thumbed addition to many a potting shed, kitchen shelf and bedside table.

By:   Alys Fowler
Imprint:   MICHAEL JOSEPH
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 233mm,  Width: 178mm,  Spine: 31mm
Weight:   899g
ISBN:   9780241368336
ISBN 10:   0241368332
Pages:   304
Publication Date:   July 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  ELT Advanced ,  Primary
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Born in Silchester, Hampshire, Alys Fowler had a rural childhood, growing up surrounded by animals in the countryside. She was influenced by her mother's gardening talents and, after leaving school in 1996 she studied at the Royal Horticultural Society, the Royal Botanic Gardens in London, and later the New York Botanical Gardens, returning to the UK to complete a masters at UCL in 2002. Alys spent some years presenting the long-running BBC series Gardeners' World and has since become a prominent horticultural journalist, writing a popular weekly column in the Guardian.


Informative, enthusiastic and ideal dip-in material, it makes you feel like you're tapping into ancient and worthy botanical secrets * Belfast Telegraph * This manual shows you how to live a healthier lifestyle, involving the use of tried and tested plants * Garden News * Alys Fowler explores remedies from the herb patch * The Simple Things * Your garden can be an invaluable medicine cabinet, says expert Alys Fowler * Woman's Weekly * Gardener and writer Alys Fowler has a knack with words as well as plants, and in this compendium of herbs (each one smartly illustrated), she infuses each page with lore, understanding and green-fingered know-how. It makes you feel like you're tapping into ancient botanical secrets. * The Herald * An important and accessible herbal for the 21st century . . . this book provides plenty of practical growing advice . . . Her extensive experience as a hands-on gardener gives this book added weight . . . For anyone delving into herbs for the first time or those who want to broaden their herbal repertoire in the garden and home, this book is much needed * Gardens Illustrated * Informative and enthusiastic * i Paper *

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