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The Authors

The Authors

Julie Bruton-Seal

Julie Bruton-Seal

is a practising naturopathic herbalist, iridologist, cranio-sacral therapist and natural healer. She is a Fellow of the Association of Master Herbalists (FAMH) and is a past chair of the Herbal History Research Network. Julie was also editor of Nature's Path and The Herbalist magazines for many years, and was one of the founding organisers of HerbFest, an annual gathering celebrating healing plants and herbal medicine.

Julie and Matthew have written six books together, with the newest one to be published in 2022. She is also an artist, photographer, jeweller, gardener, cook, writer and graphic designer.

She co-authored the vegetarian cookbook Vegetarian Masterpieces. Her photographs have been widely published in books and magazines, including National Geographic, and she has worked as a wildlife illustrator and artist for many years, holding a number of exhibitions. She illustrated the children’s book When Elephant was King. She has lived in several countries, and is the daughter of renowned wildlife film-makers Des and Jen Bartlett, with whom she won an Emmy in 1993 for Survivors of the Skeleton Coast.

www.juliebruton-seal.co.uk

Matthew SealMatthew Seal

Matthew's first recorded proper words (according to his mother, who wouldn’t exaggerate on such a matter) were ‘meadowsweet’, uttered on a nature walk in the River Trent marshes when he was nearly three. He grew up in a family of gardeners and botanists and, while not following his kinfolk into professional gardening or horticulture, he has never forgotten this early ‘greening’, and delights in herb walks and botanical rambles.

He is a career editor and writer of books, magazines and newspapers, in both the UK and South Africa. He is author of Survive and Thrive in the New South Africa. In addition to ongoing freelance editing, he has experience in design and as a production manager for a radical publisher. He was awarded a Licentiateship in Editorial Skills (City & Guilds) and is an Advanced Professional Member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP).

Matthew and Julie work together on their books, undertaking the research, writing, photography, layout and indexing as a team under the Hedgerow Medicine banner.