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The Wild Remedy

Extent: 192 pages

Size: 210x148mm

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Price: £14.99

ISBN: 9781789290424

Categories: Autobiography & Memoir, Lifestyle

About the Book

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTESELLER

Emma Mitchell's richly illustrated and evocative diary – as seen on the BBC's Springwatchrecords 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, and I can't recommend it enough.' Sue Perkins
‘Emma's words are profound, her photography is inspiring and her illustrations are exquisite.’ Emma Freud
‘Emma's writing is precise, gorgeous and inspiring.’ Amy Liptrot
'An absolute joy.’ Joanna Cannon

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. Each walk lifted her mood, proving to be as medicinal as any talking therapy or pharmaceutical.

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 may offer some answers to today's mental health epidemic.

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.

Extent: 192pages

Size: 210x148mm

Publication Date: 23/12/2021

Price: £9.99

ISBN: 9781789292909

Categories: Autobiography & Memoir, Lifestyle

About the Book

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTESELLER

Emma Mitchell's richly illustrated and evocative diary – as seen on the BBC's Springwatchrecords 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, and I can't recommend it enough.' Sue Perkins
‘Emma's words are profound, her photography is inspiring and her illustrations are exquisite.’ Emma Freud
‘Emma's writing is precise, gorgeous and inspiring.’ Amy Liptrot
'An absolute joy.’ Joanna Cannon

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. Each walk lifted her mood, proving to be as medicinal as any talking therapy or pharmaceutical.

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 may offer some answers to today's mental health epidemic.

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.

Publication Date: 27/12/2018

Price: £5.99

ISBN: 9781789290462

ASIN: B07G3894VT

Categories: Autobiography & Memoir, Lifestyle

About the Book

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTESELLER

Emma Mitchell's richly illustrated and evocative diary – as seen on the BBC's Springwatchrecords 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, and I can't recommend it enough.' Sue Perkins
‘Emma's words are profound, her photography is inspiring and her illustrations are exquisite.’ Emma Freud
‘Emma's writing is precise, gorgeous and inspiring.’ Amy Liptrot
'An absolute joy.’ Joanna Cannon

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. Each walk lifted her mood, proving to be as medicinal as any talking therapy or pharmaceutical.

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 may offer some answers to today's mental health epidemic.

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.

Publication Date: 27/12/2018

Price: £18.99

ISBN: 9781789290967

Categories: Autobiography & Memoir, Lifestyle

About the Book

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTESELLER

Emma Mitchell's richly illustrated and evocative diary – as seen on the BBC's Springwatchrecords 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, and I can't recommend it enough.' Sue Perkins
‘Emma's words are profound, her photography is inspiring and her illustrations are exquisite.’ Emma Freud
‘Emma's writing is precise, gorgeous and inspiring.’ Amy Liptrot
'An absolute joy.’ Joanna Cannon

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. Each walk lifted her mood, proving to be as medicinal as any talking therapy or pharmaceutical.

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 may offer some answers to today's mental health epidemic.

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.

About the Author

Emma Mitchell is a designer-maker, naturalist, illustrator, and the acclaimed author of The Wild Remedy (2019) and Making Winter (2017). She has appeared on BBC’s 2020 Springwatch, BBC’s Countryfile’s winter special, Radio 4’s Ramblings and Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour. Emma is a Guardian Country Diarist, has written and contributed seasonal creative projects for BBC Countryfile Magazine, Country Living, Mollie Makes among others.

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 – 105,000 followers) and Twitter (@silverpebble – 50,000 followers). Emma is passionate about the potential of both craft and contact with nature for combatting depression. Her yarn stash is enormous, she owns a sizeable collection of fossilised twigs and she is very fond of weasels.