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The Wild Remedy : How Nature Mends Us - A Diary

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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

Emma Mitchell's richly illustrated and evocative diary records her nature finds over the course of a year and shows how being in the wild benefits our mental and physical wellbeing.

'This is a beautiful, beautiful book, I can't recommend it enough.' Sue Perkins
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'Profound, inspiring and exquisite.' Emma Freud
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'Precise, gorgeous and inspiring.' Amy Liptrot
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Emma Mitchell has suffered with depression - or as she calls it, 'the grey slug' - for twenty-five years. In 2003, she moved from the city to the edge of the Cambridgeshire Fens and began to take walks in the countryside around her new home, photographing, collecting and drawing as she went.

In Emma's hand-illustrated diary, she takes us with her as she follows the local paths and trails, sharing her nature finds over the course of a year. Reflecting on how these encounters impact her mood, Emma's candid account of her own struggles is a powerful testament to how reconnecting with nature can be as medicinal as any talking therapy or pharmaceutical.

Written with Emma's characteristic wit and frankness, and filled with her beautiful drawings, paintings and photography, this is a truly unique book for anyone who has ever felt drawn to nature and wondered about its influence over us.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 148 x 210 x 21mm | 566.99g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • approx. 40 colour photos and 100 colour illustrations throughout
  • 1789290422
  • 9781789290424
  • 44,153

Review Text

A beautiful book that explores the seasons in elegant prose with charming illustrations. It's a diary of nature, but also of how it can heal. The Sunday Telegraph
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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
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About Emma Mitchell

Emma Mitchell is a popular naturalist, designer-maker and illustrator. She has a column in BBC Countryfile magazine and is one of the Guardian's Country Diarists. Her first book, Making Winter, was published to outstanding praise. She has also featured on the BBC's Countryfile and Radio 4's Woman's Hour, and has written for a number of publications, including Country Living, Breathe and Mollie Makes. Emma lives on the edge of the Fens in Eastern England with her husband, two daughters and Annie their lurcher. She records her daily nature finds with photographs and illustrations on her Instagram (@silverpebble2).
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Rating details

610 ratings
4.25 out of 5 stars
5 46% (280)
4 36% (222)
3 15% (91)
2 2% (13)
1 1% (4)
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