In 1849 an influential group of subscribers came together under the care of Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) to sponsor a plant-hunter, John Jeffrey, and support his ambitious expedition to North America in 1850. But after his mysterious disappearance, just four years later, he was soon all-but-forgotten. I’m delighted to announce that the little-known exploits of John Jeffrey will be celebrated in public for the first time, fittingly in a new collaboration with RBGE.
The New Sylva is released today, 21st October, in North America. Visit Bloomsbury Publishing USA for more information. It is available in all good bookstores, and via major online retailers such as Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.
To mark the publication of The New Sylva, Bloomsbury Publishing have released a digital sampler of the book.
Just a few tickets remain available for a talk by both authors at the Oxford Literary Festival tomorrow 26th March. It has been confirmed that the very first books will be on sale and both authors will be available for signing. Visit the website of the Oxford Literary Festival for
An article by Gabriel Hemery celebrating the 350th anniversary of John Evelyn’s 1664 Sylva has been published in the international weekly journal of science Nature. From Gabriel Hemery’s blog:
The first bound copy of The New Sylva arrives in the author’s hands from Bloomsbury Publishing.
Book designers, Grade Design, have been making the finishing touches to the final cover design for The New Sylva.
Final preparations are underway before The New Sylva goes to print in January. Proofreading has been completed and . .
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