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The Cactus Surgeon: using nature to fix a faulty brain

Living in London, Hannah suffered burnout and was diagnosed with a functional neurological disorder. With no information available to help her, she found her own way to get better.

Growing up in a garden centre, her childhood was full of nature and plants. This was in stark contrast to the concrete of the capital, where she became unwell. In searching for the answers to her illness, she wonders whether being torn from her pot and replanted in a more hostile environment was the reason her body started to malfunction.

After seeking out alternative therapies, and moving to the countryside of North Essex, her ‘green recovery’ continued.
It’s a book of mindful moments, savouring the small wonders of nature.

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A limited number of high quality paperback books can be ordered from this site. They will be signed by the author. Includes the book for £12.99 and £3 postage. Your book will be dispatched in 1-3 days. We are not able to ship to international addresses. Please order from Amazon or your normal book store instead.

£15.99

Order a copy for you and a friend

Two high quality copies, signed by the author. They will make the perfect gift for nature lovers, fans of Perrywood Garden Centres or for those who are struggling with their health. Includes the book for £22 and £3 postage. Your book will be dispatched in 1-3 days. We are not able to ship to international addresses. Please order from Amazon or your normal book store instead.

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Hannah Powell – Author of The Cactus Surgeon

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About The Author

Hannah Powell (née Bourne) is Communications and HR Director for the Perrywood Garden Centres she runs with her dad and two brothers. When she was six years old, she wanted to be a cactus surgeon.

Before coming back into the family business, she had a successful career in PR and marketing, running high-profile campaigns for clients, including Barclaycard and Domino’s Pizza. She was part of the team that launched Global Entrepreneurship Week, an annual campaign to encourage young people to set up businesses worldwide.

She now lives in North Essex with her husband, daughter and many plants.

Hannah is media trained and available for interviews, Q&As, signings and podcasts.

You can contact her via cactussurgeon@gmail.com

Where else can I buy the book from?

You can order via your favourite bookshop – they can order in a copy via their wholesalers. Perrywood Tiptree and Perrywood Sudbury and Red Lion Books in Colchester all have copies (while stocks last!).

It is also available via Amazon and other e-reader stores.

If you live outside the UK please order via Amazon or your normal book store.

Please share your feedback

As a debut author, Hannah would really appreciate your feedback – you could post a review on Amazon or Good Reads or she loves to receive any friendly emails.

Want to order more copies, or stock the book in your shop?

Hannah would be delighted to speak to you. Please drop her an email and she will get back to you as soon as possible.

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