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Seeds of Blood and Beauty: Scottish Plant Explorers

By: Ann Lindsay

296 pages, plates

Birlinn Publishing

Hardback | Dec 2005 | #156909 | ISBN: 1841583456
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Traces the development of the great Scottish plant collectors who left their quiet native shores in search of exotic specimens, often encountering great danger along the way. More explorers than gardeners, their quests took them from familiar Scottish towns to far flung mysterious territories, swapping Aberdeen for Africa, Falkirk for China, Glasgow for Afghanistan and Auchenblae for Antarctica.

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Ann Lindsay was brought up in rural Aberdeenshire. She is currently Consultant PR Manager for the British Trust for Conservation Volunteers. She has written a number of books, including Mystical Scotland, Hidden Scotland and The Dried Flower Garden. Ann Lindsay lives near Dunkeld, Perthshire.

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