Jane McMorland Hunter
Jane McMorland Hunter writes books on the good things in life; gardening, cookery and needlecraft. She lives in London and has a tiny garden, which inspired her book of the same name. Her latest book, For the Love of an Orchard shows that space need not be a bar to realising your horticultural fantasies. She is now writing a series for the National Trust, a dream come true as it involves visiting inspiring gardens, growing her own fruit and vegetables (in the tiny garden) and testing delicious recipes. After studying History at Edinburgh University and Ceramics at Goldsmith’s College, London, Jane went to work in the Cookery and Gardening department at Hatchards Bookshop in London, working at the Chelsea and Hampton Court Palace Flower Shows each year. She now works part time at the Slightly Foxed book shop and as a jobbing gardener.
Latest book: FOR THE LOVE OF AN ORCHARD
Whether you fantasise about having a whole orchard, just a cherry tree in a pot, or even the perfect apple pie, this beautifully illustrated book bridges the gap between the special place orchards hold in our hearts and the practicalities of growing and cooking orchard fruit. This book explores the traditions of fruit growing and the story of individual fruits, as well as providing delicious recipes and cultivation advice. As interest grows in sustainability, the preserving of heritage varieties and in organic produce, this book is a timely celebration of tree fruit and its enjoyment.
FOR THE LOVE OF AN ORCHARD (with Chris Kelly, Pavilion 2010). TEACH YOURSELF BASIC GARDENING SKILLS (with Chris Kelly, Hodder 2008). THE TINY GARDEN (Frances Lincoln 2006). French edition (Les Editions Eugen Ulmer 2007), German edition (Deutsche Verlags-Anstatl 2007). TEACH YOURSELF GARDENING (Hodder 2003). TEACH YOURSELF MOSAICS (Hodder 2001). TEACH YOURSELF NEEDLECRAFT (Hodder 2000).
FORTHCOMING: National Trust Kitchen Garden Cook series: TOMATOES, POTATOES (National Trust 2011)