Botanical Curses and Poisons


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From the creator of Folk Magic and Healing

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Botanical Curses and Poisons. Illustrator, author, and folklorist Fez Inkwright returns to uncover the lurid histories, and untold stories behind deadly plants, witching herbs and fungi.

‘Discover the fascinating folklore, history 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 dosage matters!

Botanical Curses and Poisons is filled with beautiful illustrations, this treasury of folklore is packed with insight, lore, and the revealed mysteries of everyday flora!

‘If you drink much from a bottle marked ‘poison’, it is almost certain to disagree with you, sooner or later.’ – Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland.

What you get:

  • Hardback book with copper foiling.
  • Copper ribbon page marker.
  • Filled with black and white illustrations.
  • Poetry elements.
  • An A-Z on plant lore thats fascinating and easy to work with.
  • Perfect for keen gardeners and those interested in the history of 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, UK, with two cats and several hundred bees. For more Fez merch head over to The Crow and Crown. 

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Additional information

Weight 0.67 kg
Dimensions 21.7 × 15.5 × 2.4 cm