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Anatomy of a Rose BookBotany written by a poet, a mystic, a lover

This is the most lush and gorgeous book. Russell wears her research and erudition lightly, and writes a book about the pharmacology and morphology of plants as if she is writing a song of praise, a novel with a delicious cast of characters and a page-turning plot, a passionate political/ideological credo and a torrid piece of erotica! All in one book.

I can’t recall a piece of scientific writing this exciting, which had anatomy-of-a-rose-small-Image1ame laughing out loud at some points and moved to tears at the wonder of it all at others.

What a glorious and rich world we live in! The flowers in my local park have never seemed more potent and thrilling!

Anatomy of a Rose UK
Anatomy of a Rose USA