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New edition of The Signs and Symbols Sourcebook

Here’s the good news! Published in Jan 2016, this new edition of The Signs and Symbols Sourcebook has all the content of the original and also features an illustration for most of the entries. It will retail at £30 sterling and will have worldwide availability. The bad news is that the smaller, brown, heavily-abridged paperback edition (which was retailing on this site for £9.99) is now officially out of print. So please do not place any orders for this edition via this site. Thank You!

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Hay Festival

Image via The Telegraph
Image via The Telegraph


Now then, I know 10 am might sound early but think of me…I’ll have been up all night panicking so I’ll need to see friendly faces. Please come and give me and Lizzie a warm welcome! She’ll be drawing, live, and you’ll see the drawing come to life on a gigantic screen. I’ll be telling you all about how to eat your garden before the slugs can get to it.

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The Garden Forager

It’s 26th March which means it’s publication date for this beautiful book!

Illustrated by the divine Lizzie Harper, you can order from me directly or

from your local independent bookshop.  There are lots of events coming up

all around the country, so do subscribe to my site for regular updates.

See you soon!

Blog, Events, Foraging, Sweets

Crickhowell Walking Festival on 1st March

….is sold out, although there are lots of other lovely walks during the festival. Have a look here!

Incidentally, I’ll be making Kendal mintcake for the event, which I’m hoping Jules at Black Mountain Gold will dip in chocolate. It’s highly likely that, as usual, I’ll make too much, and it’s also highly likely that some of the excess will be available at both Jules’ place and at Book-ish, so if you’re in town, have a mooch around both shops and pick some up!

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Hay Winter Festival

Ever tried a sherbet lemon cocktail? Or a bonfire toffee one? If you’re at my talk about Great British Sweets this Sunday, part of the Hay Winter Weekend, at the Swan Hotel Ballroom, I’ll be  sloshing shaking and stirring and you’ll be sampling and giggling. The Ballroom is a suitable lavish and rococo setting for such a grown up event.  you might need to cut and paste this link since I still haven’t worked out how to do it properly.

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The Hedgerow Handbook goes ooo lala!


Really chuffed about this. I love Larousse! The title here has been adapted and translates, charmingly, as ‘Wild Plants at the Corner of your Street’.

Looking forward to seeing the actual books and also having a good sniff to check to see if French books smell different to UK ones.

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After last week’s debacle, when. I tried for the first tome ever to catch a bus in rural Wales and the bloomin’ thing zoomed straight past me EVEN THOUGH I was hopping up and down and waving my arms….I’m going to try again tomorrow! If The bus stops this time, I’ll be documenting the entire journey from a sleepy little village called Llanfrynach to the comparative metropolis that is Crickhowell!

(Now you have to use your imagination to put a picture of a big red bus HERE)

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Posh Foraging all over the UK


I have been VERY slack at posting info here (slaps wrist) but all that is about to change. There’s so much going on this year that I’m going to make a concerted effort to post here regularly so that anyone who is interested can see what I’m up to and maybe even come along to a forage somewhere!


The first bit of exciting news is The Hedgerow Handbook is released, in France, in French, on June 4th. The publisher is Larousse, which makes the whole thing even more of a thrill for me, because I still treasure a heavy yellow and black volume, The Larousse Encyclopedia of Mythology, which I loved and a kid and which is still a favourite.

More news tomorrow. Until then…au revoir!