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Circe and plants magic

Circe and the magic of plants Picture Copyright Hannah Henry

Every summer, I try to find a book that I’ll remember later like being this book that encompassed the summer of that year.

Two years ago, this book was The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller. So of course, I knew this year this book should be Circe, set in Greece with scorching hot earth, cruel gods, plants magic and a woman trying to do her best to live her life.

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St John’s Wort and angry feminism

Copyright Robert Harwicke¬†Living in the country has made me more attuned to the seasons, especially which wild flowers grow near me and how long before they die. It’s rather a good thing when you dye with plants. And of course, all these plants and their uses end up being intriguing for stories too.

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