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It’s always the same thing – you wait for ages for a once-in-a-lifetime moment, and then three come along at once: the London Olympic Games next month (if you like that sort of thing), the Diamond Jubilee celebrations of Queen … Continue reading
When Marianne North was on her botanical travels in Borneo, she painted –among many other subjects – some of the exotic nepenthes, or pitcher plants, which grow on the branches of rainforest trees, but instead of feeding parasitically off their … Continue reading
The life in question was led by Marianne North. Yet another of the Victorian ladies in our list who do not conform to the ‘angel in the house’ stereotype, her travels worldwide were extraordinary enough, but her skill and productivity … Continue reading
One of the most influential botanical works ever produced was the multi-volume Icones Plantarum (‘Images of Plants’), begun by Sir William Jackson Hooker (1785–1865) in 1837. Ten volumes were produced under his authorship, and we are now reissuing them.