Jane Eastoe - Author

About the Author

Jane Eastoe has been a journalist and author for 25 years. She is author of Wild Food, Home Grown Fruit, Allotments, Mushrooms and Britain by Bike, all published by National Trust Books.

Featured books by Jane Eastoe

Bread Making A practical guide to all aspects of bread making

Bread Making A practical guide to all aspects of bread making

Author: Jane Eastoe Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/04/2014

Bread is one of the oldest prepared foods and one of immense social and political significance. In Britain we eat about 8 million loaves a day, most of it shop bought. But more and more people are now making their own bread. In this book, all the techniques, ingredients and the science of bread making are explained and in addition, a range of recipes are featured, including some from the National Trust. The recipes include the basics such as Wholemeal, Granary, Rye, Corn and Farmhouse bread but there are also many regional specialities, such as Barmbrack, Bara Brith, English Muffins, Crumpets, Pikelets, Beer Bread, Welsh Cakes and Bath Buns too.

Other books by Jane Eastoe

Peonies Beautiful varieties for home and garden

Peonies Beautiful varieties for home and garden

Author: Jane Eastoe, Georgianna Lane Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/10/2018

This is first follow-up to the Garden Writer's Guild Award-nominated Vintage Roses. This new title in Pavilion's series of stylish floral gardening guides celebrates the beauty and versatility of the peony flower. Peonies have always been a favourite with gardeners and cut-flower fans alike, but in 2016 their popularity went beyond bridal bouquets as the blooms took over social media - their gramming power was so huge this year that by May, Elle UK had already crowned the flowers as `The New Avocado'. First outlining the history of the peony, Peonies is then split into chapters Pure, Dramatic, Romantic and Fragrant, and includes over 50 beautiful varieties as well as detailing when they bloom, their size, and, of course, what they'll look like. From Shawnee Chief to Sarah Bernhardt, you'll discover an eclectic selection of specimens from those that have the best visual appearance to those with the most fragrant perfume. The final section, Growing and Care, outlines those varieties which are easiest to grow and which produce the best flowers for cutting. With contemporary commentary on each bloom, easy-to-follow advice and glorious photography, this book will appeal to everyone who appreciates the beauty of the majestic peony.

Britain by Bike Foreword by Clare Balding

Britain by Bike Foreword by Clare Balding

Author: Jane Eastoe, Clare Balding Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/04/2017

A reissue of the winner of the Best British Book and Book of the Year Awards. Join Clare Balding and Jane Eastoe on some terrific cycle rides around Britain, whether it's a week-long cycling holiday or an afternoon ride with the family, the book has a cycle ride for everyone. Free-wheeling on and off road - along obscure lanes, bridleways and disused railway lines - Britain by Bike reveals a fresh perspective on our country. Revel in beautiful breathtaking and exhilarating cycle routes and scenery in the six regions of Britain and find out the unusual ways to enjoy these islands, whether it's going to green man festivals, learning local customs or resting up at remote campsites or posh yurts! Share in Clare Balding's practical and cycle-related challenge and learn how to make the most of pedal power with guidance on reading a map, puncture repair, bad weather and tricky terrain. Discover Britain by Bike.

A Cottage in the Country Inspirational Hideaways

A Cottage in the Country Inspirational Hideaways

Author: Jane Eastoe Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/04/2017

A collection of the most fascinating and picturesque cottages from the National Trust. We all dream of escaping to a hideaway in the country - a green and pleasant idyll of country lanes with hawthorn hedges, a garden filled with hollyhocks and rosebushes, a cosy, flagstoned interior with a fire burning in the hearth... A Cottage in the Country presents a glorious collection of the most fascinating and picturesque small dwellings from the National Trust. From rustic workers' cottages to the inspirational homes of Thomas Hardy and Virginia Woolf, from the prettiest thatches to solid stone follies, this inspiring book celebrates the very best of cottage life. Unlock your escapist fantasies with A Cottage in the Country, a visual delight showcasing 38 gorgeous cottages inside and out, along with the fascinating stories of their history and the lives of the people who have called them home.

Grow Your Own Fruit Inspiration and Practical Advice for Beginners

Grow Your Own Fruit Inspiration and Practical Advice for Beginners

Author: Jane Eastoe Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/03/2017

A reissue of Home-grown Fruit (2007). A practical and inspirational guide on how to grow your very own orchard, bramble or berry. What could be tastier than fruit, picked straight from your back garden? Growing your own fruit can be a rewarding pastime and you don't need a big garden or allotment to cultivate your favourite fruit, as they can grow well in containers and even hanging baskets. This beautiful and practical guide celebrates the produce of orchards, allotments and gardens, from rhubarb, gooseberries and strawberries to peaches, damsons and plums. Each fruit entry reveals all you need to know about growing and harvesting as well as providing useful tips on companion planting and pests and diseases. With beautiful illustrations throughout, you will find all you need for a fruitful, healthy garden all year round.

Henkeeping Inspiration and Practical Advice for Beginners

Henkeeping Inspiration and Practical Advice for Beginners

Author: Jane Eastoe Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/03/2017

A reissue of Henkeeping (2007). An inspirational and practical guide to keeping chickens in both rural and urban areas. Chickens are back in style with a vengeance: poultry breeders are struggling to cope with the increase in demand and gardens resound to the contented cluck of chickens. This trend can be in part explained by the huge demand for organic and locally produced food; after all, what could be more natural than keeping your own chickens and collecting their eggs? This beautiful and practical guide advises on all aspects of chicken keeping, from advice on the full range of breeds available, choosing and buying the right chickens for you, to feeding and naming them and finally housing and caring for them. With charming illustrations throughout, you will find all you need to start and maintain your own chicken run.

Vintage Roses Beautiful varieties for home and garden

Vintage Roses Beautiful varieties for home and garden

Author: Jane Eastoe, Georgianna Lane Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/09/2016

The focus of this book is on the classic, ageless, and enduring flowers, which we have dubbed Vintage roses. This user-friendly term encompasses both the true Old roses and the best of the Modern roses. All Vintage roses have one thing in common; they are garden-friendly roses that celebrate the style and grace of the old. Vintage roses can be overblown, multi-petalled or deliciously simple, and this sumptuous tome is a love letter to these beautiful blooms. Unearth the hands-on know-how and history of the world's favourite flower. This book will appeal to the armchair gardener, gardening novice and seasoned expert alike. At the heart of the book are over 60 specially selected specimens - including those that have the best visual appearance, the most fragrant perfume, are easy to grow and produce beautiful flowers for cutting. The book covers not just original varieties such as Rosa Mundi (with its beautifully variegated stripes of deep pink and white), but also the wonderful new varieties that have been developed over the last 20 years. The no-fuss notes on pruning and care and the straightforward advice that accompanies each variety completely dispel the myth that roses are difficult or time-consuming to grow - proving that you can just as easily grow roses in a pot on your front steps as you can in a large country garden. Covering the best rambling, climbing and shrub roses, from bourbon to tea and floribunda to polyantha, you'll be sure to find your new favourite variety. Plus, tips and tricks on arranging your cut roses makes it even easier to enjoy these fabulous flowers at home. With contemporary commentary on each bloom, easy-to-follow advice and glorious photography, this book will appeal to everyone who appreciates the classic beauty of the vintage rose.

Bread Making A practical guide to all aspects of bread making

Bread Making A practical guide to all aspects of bread making

Author: Jane Eastoe Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/04/2014

Bread is one of the oldest prepared foods and one of immense social and political significance. In Britain we eat about 8 million loaves a day, most of it shop bought. But more and more people are now making their own bread. In this book, all the techniques, ingredients and the science of bread making are explained and in addition, a range of recipes are featured, including some from the National Trust. The recipes include the basics such as Wholemeal, Granary, Rye, Corn and Farmhouse bread but there are also many regional specialities, such as Barmbrack, Bara Brith, English Muffins, Crumpets, Pikelets, Beer Bread, Welsh Cakes and Bath Buns too.

The Art of Taxidermy

The Art of Taxidermy

Author: Jane Eastoe Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/10/2012

The Art of Taxidermy is a contemporary look at an historical and controversial subject - a sumptuous photographic led exploration of the genre's history, uses and modern applications. Taxidermy courses are enjoying a renewed surge of popularity and this book is poised to offer the new wave of enthusiasts a beautiful volume on the subject. Well-researched text covering aspects of the artform's history, including hunting trophies, museums displays, its use in media and film, interior decoration and the work of contemporary artists reinventing an age-old technique is complemented by stunning photography. This fascinating book will make an ideal gift for both those with a passing interest in taxidermy and art enthusiasts alike.

50 Things to do Before You're 11 3/4

50 Things to do Before You're 11 3/4

Author: Jane Eastoe Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/07/2012

It's about time the UK's children got away from their computers and games consoles and embraced the great outdoors. This fun-filled, inspirational book, published in conjunction with the National Trust's phenomenally successful media and internet campaign, is packed with ideas to encourage your sofa-bound offspring to get outside and learn all those time-honoured skills every child should know. 50 Things to Do Before You're 11 3/4 will take your children into the woods, up hills, along riverbanks and down to the beach. They'll learn to light a fire without matches, catch a fish with a net, dam a stream, climb a tree, hunt for bugs and experience the fascinating 21st-century craze of geocaching. With the activities in this book they'll discover a whole new world of outdoor adventure, and get happier and healthier along the way! Exclusively for this book, we've expanded the main 50 Things to Do list with 50 extra things to do - at the seaside, in the rain, in the winter and in the spring - and we've provided some great suggestions for easy things to plant in your garden or window box. Full of fun and excitement, this book is all you need to get the kids outside and revelling in the joys of nature.

Elizabeth reigning in style

Elizabeth reigning in style

Author: Jane Eastoe Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/04/2012

The wardrobe of Queen Elizabeth II, as befits any monarch, is one of exquisite and sumptuous occasion frocks, dignified hats and coats for state visits and national walkabouts and practical clothes for off-duty pursuits. At every appearance, her public watch her closely and her outfits always come in for scrutiny and comment. Published to coincide with her Diamond Jubilee year, this remarkable book takes a fond look back at the days when her Majesty led the way in terms of fashion, showcasing the best of the worldaEURO (TM)s designers. From the coronation to the present day the Queen has attracted comment, but in the fifties and sixties particularly she was a style icon, copied and adored. In the 1950s her wardrobe was characterized by romantic, glamorous, yet practical dresses, with fashionable nipped-in waists and full skirts. A more tailored silhouette took over in the 1960s. While in the 1970s she embraced a more floaty, relaxed style to match the feel of the decade. Looking at the fabulous vintage wardrobe of our Queen tells us much about the times she has lived in as well as a glimpse into the archives of fashion. From the feminine, intricately embroidered New Look dresses of Norman Hartnell through the more tailored simplicity of Hardy Amies to the more flowing style of Ian Thomas in the 1970s, the QueenaEURO (TM)s wardrobe has been inspirational in terms of vintage fashion. This sartorial biography charts a womanaEURO (TM)s move from wasp-waisted princess to stately national icon and is a must-buy for the vintage clothes enthusiast as much as for dedicated followers of her Majesty the Queen.

Britain By Bike Foreword by Clare Balding

Britain By Bike Foreword by Clare Balding

Author: Jane Eastoe, Clare Balding Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/06/2010

WINNER OF THE BEST BRITISH BOOK AND BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD AT THE BRITISH BOOK DESIGN AND PRODUCTION AWARDS 2010 Join Clare Balding on some terrific cycle rides around Britain, whether it's a week-long cycling holiday or an afternoon ride with the family, the book has a cycle ride for everyone. Free-wheeling on and off road - along obscure lanes, bridleways and disused railway lines - Britain by Bike reveals a fresh perspective on our country. Revel in beautiful breathtaking and exhilarating cycle routes and scenery in the six regions of Britain and find out the unusual ways to enjoy these islands, whether it's going to green man festivals, learning local customs or resting up at remote campsites or posh yurts! Share in Clare Balding's practical and cycle-related challenge and learn how to make the most of pedal power with guidance on reading a map, puncture repair, bad weather and tricky terrain. Discover Britain by Bike.

Herbs Inspiration and practical advice for gardeners

Herbs Inspiration and practical advice for gardeners

Author: Jane Eastoe Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/08/2009

A fascinating and practical guide to herbs and their uses Includes delicious recipes and advice on making herbal medicines and cosmetics Packed with practical information on growing your own herbs, plus storing and preserving Herbs have been used for centuries and have myriad uses - this fascinating guide is a wonderful insight into the herbs that can be found growing throughout the British countryside. Information on each plant includes a general description for easy recognition, alongside the culinary, nutritional, cosmetic and medicinal properties of the plant. Delicious recipes are given throughout, while myths, legends and historical tales demonstrate how these versatile plants have been used throughout the ages to treat a range of ailments and flavour a wide variety of dishes. The book is packed with practical advice on how to pick and grow your own herbs, alongside information on propagation, cultivation and warding off pests and diseases from your herb garden.

Allotments A practical guide to growing your own fruit and vegetables

Allotments A practical guide to growing your own fruit and vegetables

Author: Jane Eastoe Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/05/2009

An allotment is one of the best - and cheapest ways - of getting hold of valuable gardening space to grow you own. Plus it offers one of the most relaxing atmospheres with the chance to mix with fellow gardeners. Your allotment can provide enough fruit, veg and herbs to feed most small families (and cut flowers to adorn the kitchen table) - produce that will taste and look much better than anything shop bought. Jane Eastoe guides you through allotment life, from how to find an allotment, how to plan one out, what to grow, crop rotation, how to store your harvest plus some of the best recipes so you enjoy the fruits of your labour. Great gardening information is given for each crop - the obvious to the not so obvious - from potatoes and carrots to aubergines and chillies. What to grow when, what to grow where plus a calendar of work for the laziest to the most energetic allotment holder. With all the details on the cost of having an allotment, self-management, and protecting your allotment, this is the easiest guide to getting starting on allotment life. In addition to all the practical gardening techniques, the book has background information on local authority control, self-management options, and how to protect your allotment.

Hedgerow & Wildlife Guide to Animals and Plants of the Hedgerow

Hedgerow & Wildlife Guide to Animals and Plants of the Hedgerow

Author: Jane Eastoe Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/05/2008

Hedgerows are one of the richest sources of wildlife in Britain. They have evolved over centuries (18th and 19th centuries predominantly but some date from pre-Roman times), and their importance is still vital today. This book offers an insight into hedgerow wildlife: how they developed (and are managed by man), how to identify different types, and what plants, birds, insects and small mammals can be found inside. A mixed hedge may contain species such as elder, blackthorn, hawthorn, hazel, crab apple and field maple, is a refuge for wildlife: tortoiseshell and cabbage white butterflies; linnets, wrens, dunnocks, blackbirds and chaffinches; bank voles and badgers. The plant life is equally as rich: the rose, honeysuckle, primrose, garlic mustard and the hedge woundwort. This quintessential part of the English landscape can be enjoyed all the more with this little guide to the wildlife wonders inside the hedgerows.

Wild Food Gathering Food in the Wild

Wild Food Gathering Food in the Wild

Author: Jane Eastoe Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/04/2008

Discover the wonders of wild food, from berries to mushrooms to fresh herbs - all of which are wonderful foods free on our doorstep. The author Jane Eastoe shows you how to find, identify and cook a range of wild food, including nuts, seeds, roots, fruit, flowers, seaweed, fungi and plant leaves. Elderberry flowers can be used for making cordial, nettles make delicious soup and sloe gin and horseradish sauce are just two great traditional recipes that can be made from the hedgerow larder. There are dangers in some wild plants and the author gives guidance on how to pick safely (for example cooking elderberries destroys the toxins present but the leaves, bark or roots of the elder should never be eaten). Mushrooms are notoriously difficult to get right so Jane Eastoe gives you the key dos and don'ts on mushroom picking. What to take on a culinary walk in the countryside? What foods are available in what season? What's the nutritional value of certain wild foods? All these questions and many more are answered by the author to ensure you make the most of every culinary walk through the countryside.

Henkeeping Inspiration and Practical Advice for Would-be Smallholders

Henkeeping Inspiration and Practical Advice for Would-be Smallholders

Author: Jane Eastoe Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/05/2007

Chickens are back in style with a vengeance: poultry breeders are struggling to cope with the increase in demand and gardens resound to the contented cluck of chickens. This trend can be in part explained by the huge demand for organic and locally produced food; after all, what could be more natural than keeping your own chickens and collecting their eggs? This beautiful and practical guide advises on all aspects of chicken keeping, from advice on the full range of breeds available, choosing and buying the right chickens for you, to feeding and naming them and finally housing and caring for them. With charming illustrations throughout, you will find all you need to start and maintain your own chicken run.

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