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A must own for writers,
This review is from: Breverton's Complete Herbal: A Book of Remarkable Plants and Their Uses (Hardcover)
This is a strange and unusual book as the purpose for which I'm going to be recommending it may seem a little alien to a lot of readers but before that lets take a look at it.
What this book does is bring a lot of the plants that we take for granted and explains their uses in traditional sense, it has hand-drawn images that help bring the subject to life, has a historical reference and then lets you know what it does whilst being set out alphabetically for the reader to find the plant without any real problems. What this does is educate as well as fascinate the reader and for me finding out some of this information is invaluable as it gives you a little something else trivia wise that will stay with you for a while.
For that reason, I'm recommending this title to writers. Why? Well how many times have you been writing a sequence and suddenly thought how would they fix x or y or what plants could treat 1, 2 or 3? Well if you're me, quite a lot as its information that is useful to further the story whether its fantasy, historical fiction, science fiction or just a character stranded in the wilderness.
All in this was a fascinating book and one that if you look at it a little differently will open up a great many possibilities.
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