Blog tour: The Almanac 2024

Welcome to the blog tour for The Almanac A Seasonal Guide to 2024 by Lia Leendertz!

More about the book…

The highly anticipated original and bestselling almanac is here, now in its seventh instalment. Reconnect with the seasons in Britain and Ireland with this month-by-month guide to the world around us - including tide tables, sunrises and moon phases; garden feasts, wildlife and folklore; seasonal recipes, snacks and more.

The Almanac: A Seasonal Guide to 2024 gives you the tools and inspiration you need to celebrate, mark and appreciate each month of the year in your own particular way.

Divided into the 12 months, a set of tables each month gives it the feel and weight of a traditional almanac, providing practical information that gives access to the outdoors and the seasons, perfect for expeditions, meteor-spotting nights and beach holidays.

This year’s edition focuses on the natural wonders of the garden, celebrating the beautiful flora and fauna at your doorstep. There are also features on each month’s unique nature, plus a flower and a snack of the month.

You will find yourself referring to The Almanac all year long, revisiting it again and again, and looking forward to the next edition as the year draws to a close.

More about the author…

Lia Leendertz is an award-winning garden and food writer based in Bristol.

She writes regularly for the Daily Telegraph, The Garden, Simple Things, the Guardian and Gardens Illustrated.

Her reinvention of the traditional rural almanac has become an annual must-have for readers eager to connect with the seasons, appreciate the outdoors and discover ways to mark and celebrate each month.

My impressions…

I am in love with this almanac and wonder how I’ve ever managed without it before! Apart from the way it’s beautifully presented, both inside and outside, it represents a wonderful resource for the whole family. I’ve always imagined myself like the kind of mother who can impart wisdom and fascinating facts about the world we live in… and now I can because it’s all at my fingertips! The book is divided into 12 sections, one for each month. Within these, you can find information about the phases of the moon and the monthly average temperatures, as well as advice for gardeners, a meditation for the month and more. It is an incredible resource that I look forward to delving into with my children as the year progresses.

Three words to describe it. Useful. Inspiring. Educational.

Do I like the cover? It’s stunningly beautiful!

Have I read any other books by the same author? No, but I’m now trawling the web for her articles.

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