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Summary

The original and best-selling almanac.

The Almanac: A Seasonal Guide reinvents the tradition of the rural almanac for a new audience. It gives you the tools and inspiration you need to celebrate, mark and appreciate each month of the year in your own particular way. 

Divided into the 12 months, it has the feel of a traditional almanac, providing practical information that gives access to the outdoors and the seasons, perfect for expeditions, meteor-spotting nights and beach holidays. There are also features on each month's unique nature, such as the meteor shower of the month, beehive behaviour, folklore and stories, and seasonal recipes. Why not try identifying trees by their bare buds in January; enjoy a broad bean, pea shoot and pecorino salad in June; or discover the story of gourmet garlics and how to plant them in October?

You will find yourself referring to the almanac all year long, revisiting it again and again, and looking forward to the next edition as the year draws to a close.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio on our desktop site.

©2018 Lia Leendertz (P)2018 Octopus Publishing Group

Critic reviews

"I love this gem of a book." (Cerys Matthews)

Praise for The Almanac: A Seasonal Guide: "The perfect companion to the seasons." (India Knight)

"A richly layered book of events, celebrations and everyday information that together create a beautiful, fascinating resource.... In the single month I've had my hands on it, the book has quietly 'worked'." (The Telegraph)

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