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A companion to The RHS Treasure of Garden Verse, this anthology presents a selection of garden writing spanning the globe and the centuries. Writers from Francis Bacon to Thoreau, Jane Austen to Karel Capek have been inspired by gardens and gardening, and here there is something for everyone - classic pieces and perennial favourites, and some surprising finds. Each piece is illustrated with a botanical print, and engraving or a watercolour drawing from the remarkable collection of the Royal Horticultural Society's Lindley Library. This is the only illustrated book of garden writing on the market making it an ideal gift book, appealing to lovers of literature and gardening. It showcases some of the most beautiful artwork from the enormous range of material in the RHS Lindley Library.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780711225220
ISBN-10: 0711225222
Format: Hardback
(201mm x 135mm x 22mm)
Pages: 160
Imprint: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Charles Elliot

Charles Elliott is an editor and writer who lives in London and gardens in Monmouth near the Welsh border. He is a regular contributor to Horticulture magazine, and has been a magazine editor and senior editor for Alfred A. Knopf in New York. He has written several books, including The Potting Shed Papers and More Papers from the Potting Shed. He lives in Monmouthshire and West London.

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