This is a great book. Nick is a documentary filmmaker who in 2010 took eight very sick people into the Amazon jungle to see if the native healers there could help them get better. Normally this would not be a Cygnus title – books about plant cures in the Amazon are not really our market – but this was fulfilling to read for many reasons: it describes how the old ways can cure people of the toughest illnesses; it’s full of well-drawn and complex characters; and it coaxes the readers into a fully-formed magical world away from electronic distractions and frivolous pursuits. It’s an immersive and encouraging account.
248pp, 249 x 188 mm, Hardback, 2018, RRP £20.50
Code: 280231 Cygnus Price: £11.99