A whistle-stop tour of 50 of the most common, but important flowers from around the world.
About this book
In a little under 150 beautifully illustrated pages, Coulthard takes the reader on a whistle-stop tour of 50 of the most common, but important flowers from around the world. Ranging from British hedgerows to Japanese temples, she delves into almost every aspect of each flower’s history and lore. The book contains myths and tales in the form of poetry, plays and prose. Also included is a collection of excerpts taken from medieval herbalists and old wives’ remedies, which are often paired with modern scientific findings. A pocket-sized book that is an ideal companion for a countryside stroll.