Press reviews for Rose
Read this - Daily Mail Weekend January 2019
"The rose has a fascinating history: archaeologists have found rose fossils which are 35 million years old. In this charming book, social historian Catherine Horwood traces the flower's religious, literary and artistic roots, right up to its present-day uses."
It is no surprise that the rose is the world's favourite flower and in her new book  social historian Catherine Horwood dances us through every aspect of its botanical, cultural and literary significance, its history, royal connections and horticultural development. It offers many interesting nuggets, too - not least that we should all add the European Rose Garden in Sangerhausen, German, to our bucket list, as it has 8,600 varieties. There's an enticing recipe for rose vodka, too.