...in which I share some of my favorite medieval research resources and methods for the benefit of others interested in also writing about the Middle Ages

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Christmas Contest for Yet Another Duplicate Book!

I just finished holding a contest over on my sister blog, JDP NEWS, and it hardly seems fair that I should neglect you, my faithful Medieval Research with Joyce followers, from a Christmas contest of your own. Fortunately for you, I have rounded up...yes!...another duplicate book from my medieval  library!

This one is called A Medieval Herbal. It is a small gift book size (5" X 6.5"), hard bound, and to quote from the back cover blurb: "With lavish period illustrations and engaging lore from authentic botanical texts, A Medieval Herbal offers a fascinating glimpse into the traditional art of herbal healing." (See my prior post on Gift Books for more information.)

From what I can tell on Amazon, this book is out of print, so this isn't something you'd have the good fortune of stumbling across in a bookstore, like I did several years ago!

How can you enter to win a copy of this book? It's Christmas time, we're all busy, so I'm going to keep this one simple! Simply leave a comment on this blog telling me why you'd like to win this book. AND either include your email address with your comment so I can contact you if you win, or if you'd rather keep that personal, email me your email address (mailing address are good, too!) to jdipastena@yahoo.com, with "Medieval Research with Joyce Contest" in the subject line. Deadline for entering will be midnight PST, December 24th, with the winner announced on December 25--Christmas Day!


The Heartless Gamer Girl said...

You have no idea how much I want this book, Joyce! I have been looking for something like this for a while now. I've been researching herbs for my fantasy novel. :o)

Thank you!

jaimeygrant (at) yahoo (dot) com

buddyt said...

Hi Joyce,

I am not a great expert on herbal remedies but I have always been interested in them and have used some from time to time.

I would love to read about what they used in Medieval times so please include me in the drawing.



buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

Rachelle Christensen said...

So awesome! You are a wealth of information. I have some modern day herbal remedy books as well as some for essential oils. I would love to read about what they used in Medieval times. I loved "The Midwife's Apprentice" didn't you? It was neat to read about all the things they used as midwifes.
Happy holidays!

Anonymous said...

I am very interested in natural remedies, as well as the history of medicine, should be fascinating!


Meljprincess said...

Hi Joyce,
I live on a diet of pills. I take so many and I'm sick of it. I'd love to learn about herbal remedies as I've been thinking about them and I have a good friend who's trying to help me with them. This book would benefit me greatly. My body would thank you for it. Happy Holidays! :-)

Mel K.
Meljprincess AT aol DOT com

Mary Cooke said...

Hi Joyce! I would love to win this book. I am an RN by profession, but have recently become very interested in non-traditional ways to become more healthy (this is unheard of in "the business"). I have found massages can not only help your physical body to feel better, but they help re-focus your energy (chakras, chi) & your spirit. I love incense to help re-set my mood. A new find is essential oils. Herbs would be the next natural step in my progression (pun intended).

I can't wait to hear if I win.

Thnaks ~ Mary Cooke (mcooke1@marykay.com)