Discover the fascinating folklore, lurid histories, and malignant properties of toxic plants.
Poisonings are among the most memorable deaths in
history, from the Roman Empire to the Medieval era and
beyond. Concealed and deliberate, it’s a crime that must
be planned in advance. And yet there is a fine line between
healing and poisoning – Paracelsus argued that only the
In Botanical Curses and Poisons, illustrator, author,
and folklorist Fez Inkwright returns to archives to uncover
the fascinating folklore, lurid histories, and untold stories
behind deadly plants, witching herbs and fungi.
Filled with beautiful illustrations, this treasury of folklore is packed with insight, lore, and the revealed mysteries of everyday flora!
I received an electronic copy of this book from the author and publisher in return for an honest review.
Folklore, history, mythology, medicine and witches all have a part to play in this story of Botanical Curses and Poisons. There are lovely illustrations to illuminate the text and a fascinating A to Z of plants.
This is an intriguing, well researched, vibrant book about the secrets of everyday plants.
Fez Inkwright is an illustrator, author and folklorist.
Her greatest passions are botany, nature, primitive
religions, and folklore, which flavour most of her work.
For the past eight years she has produced work for
children’s books, hand-drawn maps and tattoo design
and now spends her time indulging in conservation
work and writing. She lives in Bristol with two cats and
several hundred bees.