Botanical Curses and Poisons: The Shadow Lives of Plants, Fez Inkwright
Illustrator, author, and folklorist Fez Inkwright uncovers the lurid histories, and untold stories behind deadly plants, witching herbs and fungi.
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.
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.