Joy Larkcom is one of Britain's most respected vegetable garden makers and gardening writers. She has contributed to many magazines and newspapers, radio and TV programmes and has lectured all over the world. Her accolades include the Garden Writer of the Year award (three times); Lifetime Achievement Award from the Garden Writers' Guild in 2003, and the Veitch Memorial Medal for horticulture, the RHS's highest honour, in 1993. She was chosen as one of photographer Nancy Honey’s 100 Leading Ladies – a project exhibiting some of the most influential women in Britain. Her other titles for Frances Lincoln are Oriental Vegetables (ISBN 9780711236128), Grow Your Own Vegetables (ISBN 9780711219632) and The Organic Salad Garden (ISBN 9780711222045).