Lia's new book is The Almanac: a Seasonal Guide to 2019, the follow up to her bestselling 2018 edition, which revitalized the almanac tradition for a new audience. It partly follows the pattern of the old rural almanac - sunrise and sunset tables for the whole year, tide timetables, moon phases and information on the sky at night - but also features seasonal recipes, folk stories and songs, a peek inside the beehive each month, a seasonal cheese of the month, and the names of each month in all of the languages of the British Isles. It is a celebration of the British year, and of 2019 in particular.
Lia is an award winning writer on gardening and food and contributes regularly to the Guardian and the Telegraph as well as writing a long running growing and cooking series for The Simple Things magazine. She lives in Bristol with her husband and two children and has a garden and an allotment.