A Crocodile in the Fernery
An A-Z of Animals in the Garden
By (author) Twigs Way
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Crocodile in the Fernery by Twigs Way
Book DescriptionO how the family affections combat. Within this heart, and each hour flings a bomb at my burning soul! Neither from owl nor from bat. Can peace be gained until I clasp my wombat. Perhaps one of the less known facts about the Pre- Raphaelite artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti is that he kept wombats in his garden at Cheyne Walk, London, to whom he and Christina addressed poetry (he also kept zebu - a type of cattle). This is just one of the stories in this entertaining book, which brings together two of the Englishman's great loves: animals and the garden.Taking the reader on a journey from the armadillos owned by merchants in the City of London in the 18th century and nourished on garden earthworms, to Queen Charlotte's zebra, which was accommodated close to her house at Buckingham Gate and renowned for its filthy temper - perhaps caused by nicotine addiction: it was fed on bread, meat and tobacco - here are quirky tales of animals in the garden through the centuries. With a wealth of little-known stories of animals, some benign, others less so, this entertaining book, illustrated with cartoons, is the perfect gift for avid gardeners and animal lovers alike.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780750948722
(198mm x 124mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Sutton Publishing Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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As it ranges from the traditions of the medieval marriage bed to Renaissance paintings of the Madonna and Child, this lavishly illustrated book will entertain anyone with an interest in history, art or culture. It is full of unexpected delights that will charm the mind and invigorate the senses - just like the carnation itself.
Passion for Gardening, Hardback (June 2015)
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Wartime Garden, Paperback (February 2015)
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Edwardian Gardener's Guide, Hardback (June 2014)» View all books by Twigs Way
It is Edwardian England, and a delightful flower garden and fruitful allotment are matters of personal pride, boons for the family dinner table, and even 'important acts of local patriotism'. This book gives a glimpse of the pre-First World War 'golden era' of British gardening.
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Author Biography - Twigs Way
Twigs Way has also written Virgins, Weeders & Queens. She is a garden historian and lecturer, and her media work includes Channel 4's 'Lost Gardens' Look East Series (BBC East), guest presenting for Radio 4 and various newspaper commissions including Cambridgeshire Evening News and The Independent on Sunday.
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