LIARS, FRAUDSTERS, CORRUPTERS
On June 29th 2009 a New York court sentenced a 71-year-old man to 150 years in prison, the maximum term allowable for committing what was described as the greatest financial fraud in US history. His name was Bernie Madoff and, over time, it was estimated that he’d swindled nearly 5,000 people out of an astonishing $65 billion, using his investment company as an elaborate front.
THE SECRET LANGUAGE OF TREES
The Secret Language of Trees explores fifty different species of tree. It looks at the history of the tree, its medicinal and other uses, as well as its language meaning and symbolism. Each entry is supported by a beautiful watercolour of the tree itself as well as its leaves and fruit.