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Wild Remedy

Emma Mitchell


ISBN: 9781789290424
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Emma Mitchell's richly illustrated and evocative nature diary tracks the lives of local flora and fauna around her home and further afield, and shows how being in the wild benefits our mental and physical wellbeing.
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ISBN: 9781789290424
ANNOTATION:
Emma Mitchell's richly illustrated and evocative nature diary tracks the lives of local flora and fauna around her home and further afield, and shows how being in the wild benefits our mental and physical wellbeing.

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Emma Mitchell's richly illustrated and evocative nature diary tracks the lives of local flora and fauna around her home and further afield, and shows how being in the wild benefits our mental and physical wellbeing.

Publisher Description

Emma Mitchell doesn't want to beat around the hawthorn bush, she suffers with depression, and has done for twenty-five years. In 2009, the stresses of a city job became too much and she decided to move her family into a cottage in the Cambridgeshire Fens. She swapped days in the office for walks in the wood. There she began to get better. And better. Her encounters with nature proving to be as medicinal as any therapy or drug.

In Emma's hand-illustrated diary, she takes us with her as she stomps the paths and trails around her home and further afield, sharing her nature finds and tracking the lives of local flora and fauna over the course of a year. Reflecting on how these encounters impact her mood, she explains the science behind such changes, calling on new research into forest bathing and our innate urge to be among leafy, furred and feathered things.

Filled with Emma's beautiful drawings, paintings and photography, this is a book for those who want to bring a little piece of the outdoors with them, whether you struggle with low mood or just love discovering more about the natural world.

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'An absolute joy. Rarely do you find a book that soothes both the mind and the soul, but The Wild Remedy has managed it. This is such a powerful and beautiful book, and I can't think of anyone whose life would not be in a better place for reading it.'- Joanna Cannon'Emma's writing is precise, gorgeous and inspiring, and I am delighted to have a whole year's worth of her beautiful artwork. She makes me look more closely, learn more gladly and get outside more.'- Amy Liptrot'Emma Mitchell has a knack for making even the humblest garden or daily dog-walk seem richer and more rewarding. It comes as no surprise that her ability to make and share a creative connection to nature can benefit mental health.'- Melissa Harrison'Emma's words are profound, her photography is inspiring and her illustrations are exquisite. This book is the literary equivalent of Prozac.' - Emma Freud

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'An absolute joy. Rarely do you find a book that soothes both the mind and the soul, but The Wild Remedy has managed it. This is such a powerful and beautiful book, and I can't think of anyone whose life would not be in a better place for reading it.'- Joanna Cannon'Emma's writing is precise, gorgeous and inspiring, and I am delighted to have a whole year's worth of her beautiful artwork. She makes me look more closely, learn more gladly and get outside more.'- Amy Liptrot'Emma Mitchell has a knack for making even the humblest garden or daily dog-walk seem richer and more rewarding. It comes as no surprise that her ability to make and share a creative connection to nature can benefit mental health.'- Melissa Harrison'Emma's words are profound, her photography is inspiring and her illustrations are exquisite. This book is the literary equivalent of Prozac.' - Emma Freud

Author Biography

Emma Mitchell is a popular designer-maker, naturalist, illustrator and craft teacher. She has a monthly column in Countryfile magazine and is one of the Guardian's Country Diarists. She has also written for Mollie Makes, Country Living and Standard Issue magazine and has recently appeared on the BBC's Countryfile winter special (10 million viewers) and BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour. Her first book, Making Winter, was published in October 2017 to outstanding praise. Emma lives on the edge of the Fens in Eastern England with her husband, two daughters, her whippet puppy and two guinea pigs. She records her daily nature finds with photographs and illustrations on her Instagram (@silverpebble2) which has over 105,000 followers, including Nigel Slater, India Knight and Emma Freud.

Review

"Emma's words are profound, her photography is inspiring and her illustrations are exquisite. This book is the literary equivalent of Prozac." --Emma Freud "Emma's writing is precise, gorgeous and inspiring, and I am delighted to have a whole year's worth of her beautiful artwork. She makes me look more closely, learn more gladly and get outside more." --Amy Liptrot, author, The Outrun

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A beautiful book that explores the seasons in elegant prose accompanied by Mitchell's charming illustrations. It's a diary of nature, but also of how it can heal.

Review Quote

"Emma's words are profound, her photography is inspiring and her illustrations are exquisite. This book is the literary equivalent of Prozac." --Emma Freud

Promotional "Headline"

Emma Mitchell's richly illustrated and evocative diary is a unique account of her nature finds over the course of a year and reflection on how spending time in wild places has impacted her mental wellbeing.

Product Details

Author
Emma Mitchell
Pages
192
Publisher
Michael O'mara Books Ltd
Year
2018
ISBN-10
1789290422
ISBN-13
9781789290424
Format
Hardcover
Publication Date
2018-12-27
Subtitle
How Nature Mends Us - A Diary
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
approx. 40 colour photos and 100 colour illustrations throughout
Short Title
The Wild Remedy
Language
English
Audience
General/Trade