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