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Hatfield's herbal : the secret history of British plants

Author: Gabrielle Hatfield
Publisher: London : Penguin, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Outlining the history and uses of over 150 British plants, this book offers a history of what life was once like, an illustrated, evocative guide to our native plants and an argument as to why we should appreciate the riches we already have.
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Genre/Form: Folklore
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gabrielle Hatfield
ISBN: 9780141025148 014102514X
OCLC Number: 226280174
Notes: Originally published: London: Allen Lane, 2007.
Description: pages cm
Responsibility: Gabrielle Hatfield.

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Presents the story of how people all over Britain have used its wild plants throughout history, for reasons magical, mystical and medicinal. Filled with stories, folklore and remedies both strange  Read more...

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'Covers remedies from agrimony to yew and the history of their use' Sunday Times, Books of the Year 'This book screams quality and depth of knowledge ... a magnificent herbal book' Gardens Read more...

 
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