I am lucky to have a wonderful publisher. They have created stunning books and also introduced me to Lucille Clerc, whose illustrations are botanically accurate, beautiful and whimsical. I think of the text and illustrations as siblings.
Around the World in 80 Plants
“Full of lovely surprises – about plants, and people too.” – Dame Judi Dench
I’ve taken another trip across the globe, attempting to bring to life the science of plants by revealing how their worlds are intricately entwined with human history, culture and folklore. There are underlying themes of biodiversity and the importance of protecting and celebrating nature. Read more about Around the World in 80 Plants. Available now for pre-order, with delivery in April 2021.
“Each page is a revelation and a delight” – Richard Deverell, Director, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Around the World in 80 Trees
“Exquisite… Abounds with discoveries” – New York Times
The success of 80 Trees took me by surprise. Now in 16 languages, in hardback and paperback, the book contains 80 biographies of extraordinary tree species, all illustrated by the fabulous Lucille Clerc. Thank you to those who have written to me about it – your support means a lot. Read more about Around the World in 80 Trees or read some reviews.
“One of the most quietly beautiful books of the year” – Daily Mail
“Around the World in 80 Trees is one of my most treasure volumes…” – Richard Powers, Pulitzer Prize-winning author