Elixir : A Voyage into Alchemy


By Kapka Kassabova (Author)

Format: Paperback / softback 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Imprint: Vintage
ISBN: 9781529920475
Published: 8 Feb 2024
Classifications: Prose: non-fiction, Travel writing
Weight: 280g
Dimensions: 128 x 198 x 31 (mm)

Set in the valley of the Mesta, one of the oldest inhabited river valleys in Europe and a nexus for wild plant gatherers, Elixir is an unforgettable exploration of the deep connections between people, plants and place.

‘Kassabova had me under her spell from page one’ Guardian

Over several seasons, Kapka Kassabova spends time with the men and women of this magical region. She witnesses their rare knowledge, not only of mountain plants and the ancient practice of herbalism, but also of how to transform collective suffering into healing.

Elixir is, at its heart, an urgent, hopeful call to rethink how we live – in relation to one another, and to the world around us.

‘Dark and mysterious and beautiful’ Financial Times

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