by Fez Inkwright
ISBN 978 1 912634224
published by Liminall 11
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! Throughout history, Human trial and error has lead to the sharing of incredible stories (and sometimes terrible romours) about the effects of toxic plants.
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.
‘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
Filled with beautiful illustrations, this treasury of folklore is packed with insight, lore, and the revealed mysteries of everyday flora!
Botanical Curses and Poisons is presented in clothbound hardcover and features metallic foiling on the cover, a ribbon bookmark, black-and-white illustrations on nearly every page, and a wealth of folklore, history and poetry about the deadly plants within.
From the creator of Folk Magic and Healing
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.
Distributed by David Westnedge Ltd., London.