Beautiful books from Pimpernel Press

By Pimpernel Press

By Pimpernel Press

Dachshunds: The Long and the Short of Them

Caroline Donald

£9.99 £9.29

"A perfect present for anyone who has ever smiled at a passing sausage dog, ie everybody who isn't actually dead. Sweet, comical and hugely cheering." - India Knight, Sunday Times Style

Thinking the Plant: The Watercolour Drawings of Rebecca John

Rebecca John

£30.00 £27.90

"Remarkable work...the book is a thing of beauty in itself and the watercolours passionate as well as delicate...so intensely observed that one has to look at them with full absorption too, and that prints them on the mind's eye." - Marina Warner

Potted History: How Houseplants Took Over Our Homes

Catherine Horwood

£9.99 £9.29

“A fascinating history of the houseplant that looks at how plants have been used inside the home through the centuries from as early as the 1600s…a thought-provoking read.” - Gardens Illustrated

On Psyche's Lawn: The Gardens at Plaz Metaxu

Alasdair Forbes

£50.00 £46.50

"An extraordinary book about an extraordinary place...Very lavishly illustrated and beautifully produced in a large quarto format. The whole design and production mirror the devoted care and thought that has gone into creating these remarkable gardens themselves." - Classics for All

Hold the Front Page!: The Wit and Wisdom of Anne Scott-James

Clare Hastings

£14.99 £13.94

"A selection of Scott-James’s articles (many of them hilarious, all of them sprucely professional) interspersed with Hastings’s affectionate but uncloying memoir. It conveys a completely vanished world." - Times Literary Supplement

Pots for All Seasons

Tom Harris

£20.00 £18.60

"Practical, inspiring advice...direction on planting techniques, container selection and plant management as well as more aesthetic concerns such as colour selection and composition. At the heart of the book are seasonal planting suggestions, and in this it really excels." - The English Garden

The Garden of Vegan: How Plants can Save the Animals, the Planet and Our Health

Cleve West

£20.00 £18.60

"Well researched and backed up by facts and figures, West writes with a forceful honesty that anyone who has heard him speak will recognise. He is self-reflective and refuses to spare himself from his own criticisms. The narrative may be personal, but it resonates." - Darryl Moore, Garden Design Journal

Freestyle Embroidery on Wool: How to create your own embroidered wool applique designs

Karin Derland

£16.98 £15.79

"Packed with gorgeously detailed and imaginative embroidery, then shows how to go about creating your own designs using applique and embroidery on wool felt...Includes step-by step projects to build up your confidence before launching your own designs to create personalised works of art. We are sure William Morris would have approved." - William Morris Society magazine

Modern Plant Hunters: Adventures in Pursuit of Extraordinary Plants

Dr. Sandy Primrose

£30.00 £27.90

"An incredibly thorough and bang-up-to-date account of contemporary field botany and horticulture. It is a great read...written in a fresh, conversational style. Hunt down this botanical gem of a book for yourself before it sells out." - The Garden

Scent Magic: Notes from a Gardener

Isabel Bannerman

£30.00 £27.90

It's intoxicating; there's never been a book quite like it...Any gardener will come away from this book full of excited plans for planting but it is no less enthralling for those who merely enjoy gardens, those who have sensuality in life, which is to say, this book would make a genuinely life-enhancing present for almost anybody." - David Sexton, Evening Standard

Restoration Stories: Patina and Paint in Old London Houses

Philippa Stockley

£45.00 £41.85

"A celebration of the poetry of decay and the practical responsibilities of looking after period buildings. Charlie Hopkinson’s pictures are a joy; the writing is equally captivating." - The Sunday Times

Led by the Land: Landscapes

Kim Wilkie

£35.00 £32.55

"A revelatory survey of how landscapes in human hands can become moving, inhabited works of art, written by one of the most gifted of today's landscape architects." - Sir David Attenborough

Beth Chatto: A life with plants

Catherine Horwood

£30.00 £27.90

"Full of tales of Chelsea shows, of travels with Christopher Lloyd and of Cedric Morris's artists' colony at Benton End in Suffolk. Fascinating stuff." - The Times

Henbury: An Extraordinary House

Jeremy Musson

£50.00 £46.50

"This beautiful book pays splendid tribute to the finest late 20th-century Classical house in England...a fascinating record of a unique building, as well as a visual treat." - John Martin Robinson, Country Life

A Lesson in Art and Life: The Colourful World of Cedric Morris and Arthur Lett Haines

Hugh St Clair

£30.00 £27.90

"This book will get me through winter - it's a lesson in how to live and garden with passion and no particular rules but lots of colour and flavour and the savour of food, drink, flowers and oil paint." - Isabel Bannerman, Telegraph

Virginia Woolf at Home

Hilary Macaskill

£25.00 £23.25

"A delight to the eye and a pleasure to read. Anyone who picks it up will be enchanted by it." - Virginia Woolf Bulletin

The Apprehensive Gardener: Managing Garden Plants

Griselda Kerr

£16.98 £15.79

"A straightforward layout, easy to use and full of the kind of plant knowledge acquired through many years of testing and experimenting. Eminently practical...An essential reference book...it's highly recommended for horticultural students as well as for garden designers who need to know about particular plants, and is destined to become a classic." - Garden Design Journal

Flower Market: Botanical Style at Home

Michelle Mason

£20.00 £18.60

"A beautiful book...full of inspiration to create your own imaginative floral displays." - Spitalfields Life