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September - Wanderers in the New Forest
September - Wanderers in the New Forest

Sat, 09 Sept


Seven Fables

September - Wanderers in the New Forest

Join us in the woods of Exmoor to discuss the Wanderers

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Time & Location

09 Sept 2023, 14:00 – 16:30

Seven Fables, 7 The High Street Dulverton Exmoor Somerset TA22 9HB UK

About the event

For our walk and talk in September we have selected...

Wanderers in the New Forest by Juliette de Baïracli Levy

with an introduction by Megan McCubbin

Known as the ‘grandmother of herbalism’, Juliette de Baïracli Levy was born in Manchester and travelled throughout Europe and North America in pursuit of her passion for herbs and holistic medicine, living predominantly in rural places with peasant farmers or Gypsy communities who helped expand her knowledge of plants and living from the land. In the early 1950s, her nomadic ways took her to the New Forest, Hampshire, where she settled in a thatched ‘cabin’ for three years and raised her children in the woods.

Originally published in 1958, Wanderers in the New Forest describes an extraordinary family life living wild: drawing spring water from Abbots Well, bathing in Windmill Hill Pond and sharing the water with their animal neighbours, foraging for fruits and fungi or tending to their forest garden of herbs, flowers and vegetables. Juliette’s friendships within the local Gypsy community also enabled her to record the impact of post-war modernisation on their traditions, ancient rights and intimate knowledge of the New Forest. This new edition is illustrated throughout with photographs taken by Juliette while living in the forest.

'With understanding she writes about culture. With authority she writes about herbology. And with love she writes about her family and friends. It is like an honest and open letter addressed to all, and I sincerely hope you enjoy, like I have, Juliette’s wilder spirit.' - Megan McCubbin

You may also enjoy watching Juliette of the Herbs, the full length film is available via You Tube.

We look forward to walking with you in September...

BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL - Please see ticket options below


Wanderers £15.00

Published by Little Toller March 2023

Number of pages - 220 210 x 156 mm

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