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Product Details

  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley Trade; 5th Printing edition (October 3, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 042520653X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425206539
  • Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 7.9 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #233,081 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Albert's mystery series featuring China Bayles sets the stage for this celebration of the role of herbs in everyday life. Fans of China Bayles will revel in the way this diary fleshes out their heroine and offers in detail explicit connections between the novels' characters and the real leaves, flowers, and seeds that constitute Albert's well-imagined fictional botanic environment. Albert engagingly shows off her astounding knowledge of herbal lore that extends from the Middle Ages to the present. For example, she explains how beer used to be flavored with rosemary or anise until the introduction of hops in the seventeenth century. She gives instructions for creating a tussie-mussie, an herbal nosegay for fending off unpleasant odors. Further recipes for similar bouquets and for comestibles pepper the text as well. Each day's entry also includes one or more book titles for further exploration of the entry's subject. Mark Knoblauch
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About the Author

Susan Wittig Albert grew up on a farm in Illinois and earned her Ph.D. at the University of California at Berkeley. A former professor of English and a university administrator and vice president, she is the author of the China Bayles Mysteries, the Darling Dahlias Mysteries, and the Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter. Some of her recent titles include Widow’s Tears, Cat’s Claw, The Darling Dahlias and the Confederate Rose, and The Tale of Castle Cottage. She and her husband, Bill, coauthor a series of Victorian-Edwardian mysteries under the name Robin Paige, which includes such titles as Death at Glamis Castle and Death at Whitechapel.

More About the Author

I live in the Hill Country of Central Texas, on 31 acres, where I write, garden for food (passionately), raise chickens, and practice the fiber arts. I am concerned about issues of global warming, energy depletion, and food production. You can find out more about my life in my memoirs: Together, Alone: A Memoir of Marriage and Place; and An Extraordinary Year of Ordinary Days.

I'm traditionally published as a mystery author with Berkley Prime Crime. I have two continuing series: the China Bayles Herbal Mysteries and The Darling Dahlias, about a Southern garden club in the 1930s. You might also enjoy my eight-book series, the Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter, and the series that my husband Bill Albert and I coauthored under the pseudonym of Robin Paige.

I'm also an author-publisher. A WILDER ROSE is a novel about the mother-daughter team that produced the Little House books, based on the diaries and journals of Rose Wilder Lane and the letters of her mother, Laura Ingalls Wilder. (There's an extensive READER'S COMPANION for this book.) I've also published several nonfiction books under my imprint, Persevero Press.




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I highly recommend it for anyone who shares my passion and hobby of herbs.
Beverly K. Credle
Susan Wittig Albert brings the same joy of herbs to this book that she brings to her China Bayles' series of herbal mysteries.
T. rooney
I chose it for my interest in gardening,especially with herbs and I like herb lore.
Sheila Hucke

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Beverly K. Credle on March 8, 2007
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This book is sheer delight for all China Bayles' fans. I highly recommend it for anyone who shares my passion and hobby of herbs. Each day is filled with magic, useful information, gardening tips, recipes and so much more. I look forward to reading it each day. This is a super gift for friends who share a love for herbs. You will look upon each day of life as a gift and blessing. Thank you. BKC
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By QueenMummy on January 19, 2007
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I bought this book before Christmas, for me, and wasn't at all disappointed in it. I have always loved the idea of a book one can turn to as the days pass. This one has fascinating facts about herbs and lovely illustrations to boot. I enjoy looking through it as I relax and find the information engrossing.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Dianna R. Collins on January 10, 2007
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Written in an easy to read daily format. You can skip around at will. Fascinating detail of herbs with their lore and uses. She writes anecdotes, recipes and a cornicopia of information to keep you grabbing it at every free moment. And she gives "Read more about it" references. Truly as enjoyable as it is educational.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sheila Hucke on January 9, 2007
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This is the first book I've read by Susan Wittig Albert.I chose it because I get her newsletters but have now read one mystery Bleeding Hearts.I chose it for my interest in gardening,especially with herbs and I like herb lore.I like the sympathetic characters,the town and the pace and style.It is an informative book as well as relaxing and comforting for quiet times,indoors,on holiday,in winter or in the garden.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mimbelina on April 30, 2013
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So many reviews of this book focus on its tie to Albert's fictional sleuth and herb shop owner, China Bayles, and forget to mention the wealth of information with which Susan saturates each entry. If you've ever wanted to acquire more than a cook's basic knowledge of the herbs we use to season and spice our foods, this book is the perfect resource. From the zodiac associations of herbs to their scientific uses, proven remedies to questionable uses prominent in old wives' tales, recipes from all over the globe and short blurbs about interesting places to visit and see these herbs in their natural habitats: the abundance of information packed into each daily reading is tantalizing, just like the herbs they describe. A wonderful companion book to the China Bayles' series, but so very much more as well! Highly recommended for all herb-lovers, gardeners and cooks.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sandra McNally on February 23, 2013
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Although I have not read the mystery (fiction) series by the same author, I really enjoyed this book when I took it out from our local library and so wanted a copy for my self. I have had herbal interests for years and find that the presentation of herbal crafts, facts and recipes is easy to assimilate and fun to read. The format is good and I would recommend it to anyone who has an interest in herbs or who has read the mystery series.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Edie VINE VOICE on February 28, 2009
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Susan Wittig Albert, author of 17 China Bayles mysteries set in fictional Pecan Springs, TX has written a book celebrating the world of mystery and the magic of herbs. Fans of the China Bayles series know that China owns an herb shop called Thyme and Seasons Herb Company, and solves mysteries that quite often have an herbal theme.

Book of Days is a fitting companion to the series as Albert delves deeper into the world of herbs and how they are used. The daily entries include information on how to grow and use herbs, recipes, crafts, folk lore, and further resouces for those who desire more knowledge.

As detailed as Book of Days is, it is also an easy read for newcomers to the world of herbs. It is a pleasure to open this wonderful book each day and find out what treat Albert has provided.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Houston_Texgal on February 1, 2013
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Wonderful year long daily journal that provides the history and uses of natural herbs and plants. Includes recipes and craft projects.
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