Shakespeare historian Gerit Quealy and respected Japanese artist Sumié Hasegawa combined their knowledge to create this gorgeous, one-of-a-kind color compendium of all the flowers, fruits, herbs, trees, seeds, and grasses cited in the works of the world's greatest playwright, William Shakespeare--accompanied by their companion quotes from all of his plays and poems. Dame Helen Mirren contributed the first foreword she has ever written for a book!
This encyclopedic volume also includes a dictionary describing each plant--such as Eglantine, a wild rose with a slight prickle, cherished for its singular scent, superior to any other rose; and the difference between apples and apple-john--along with indices listing the botanical by play/poem, by character, and genus for easy reference. We're thrilled to host Gerit Quealy and The Garden Club of Evanston for a morning talk and book signing, which is free and open to the public. And *HINT* if you're going to need a holiday gift for the garden-lover or Shakespeare-lover in your life, definitely call us to reserve one of these!