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Tatworth author has a way with the faeries
8:36am Friday 23rd August 2013 in News
TATWORTH artist and author Elizabeth Andrews could be said to be “away with the faeries” - but considering her specialised subject that would not be at all out of the ordinary.
Elizabeth has just seen her book, Faerie Flora, an illustrated seasonal guide to our most common flowers and plants and tells of the faerie myths and legends connected with each of them, published.
“The book includes lots of useful advice on which plants to use to protect yourself against faeries such as putting a daisy chain around your child's neck will prevent it from begin taken by malicious faeries,” said Elizabeth.
“The book also tells about the myths on how to attract faeries into your garden and those to keep them out.”
It also contains instructions for making love potions, spells and there are some traditional culinary and herbal remedies for people to try using these plants.
Elizabeth has had a busy year so far - the beginning of 2013 saw the release of her novel, The Lavender Witch, based on the strange, but true story of Hannah Henley, the witch of Membury.
And then in July she had her illustrated children's book, The Faeries Tea Party, published.
Faerie Flora is the second book that she has had published about faeries; the first Faeries and Folklore of the British Isles was hugely popular and received great reviews throughout the country.
“After the interest I received from my first book and begin asked for advice from all over the country on how to create a faerie garden, Faerie Flora, seemed a natural follow on,” she explained.
All of Elizabeth's books are available from her website at www.magic-myth-legend.co.uk or Amazon.
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