Here are wars, plagues, poisoners, poetry, moral campaigns, gourmets, explorers, charlatans, aphrodisiacs, gods, alcoholism, degradation, exploitation, epidemics, towering personalities, desperadoes and agony, to name a few. All this could hardly fail to be fascinating. A rare, absorbing book with the bonus of sumptuous illustration. A pleasure from first to last. (New Scientist
... in an age when we seem to have all but forgotten how central plant products were to our lives before petrochemical and pharmaceutical industries, Dangerous Garden redresses the balance ... it is to David Stuart's great credit that he has managed to extract and distil so much information and package it in such an intelligible and readable form (Gardens Illustrated
This book should be on the wish list of every medical professional and plant enthusiast (Kew
About the Author
David Stuart is a biologist and botanist, and has been a nurseryman and a Times
journalist. He lives in Edinburgh.