Duchess of Northumberland's Little Book of Poisons, Potions and AphrodisiacseBook - 2013
From the creator of the world-famous Poison Garden at Alnwick Castle Combining the fascinating archive of the first Duchess of Northumberland with the expertise of Jane, the present Duchess and the creator of the famous Poison Garden at Alnwick Castle, this illustrated gift book tells the story of the poison found within the plants that grow wild across Britain's countryside and the medicinal potions that derive from them. Based on the information gleaned from the Poison Garden and the Household Books of the first Duchess of Northumberland, the reader will learn the secrets, past and present, of the poisonous and curative properties of these plants and the more unusual varieties that have been cultivated and planted for centuries. Beautifully illustrated, this is the ideal gift for those with an interest in the wild plants of Britain and for those with an interest in poison and potions.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : The History Press, 
Branch Call Number: 581.659 Du
Description: 1 online resource (128 pages)