Gardens

Gardens

A Literary Companion

Book - 2008
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Perseus Publishing
Writers have long found relaxation and inspiration in gardening, often discussing their efforts in eloquent essays that seem to capture the very scent of the earth. This anthology brings together the best gardening essays from around the world and across the centuries. Highlights in this rich, satisfying collection include medieval herbalist John Gerard extolling the virtues of the potato, Czech playwright Karel Capek’s celebrating the winter garden, Catherine Parr Traill’s 1855 gardening tips, and a reminiscence of Thomas Hardy by his gardener, Bertie Stephens.

Writers have long found relaxation and inspiration in gardening, often discussing their efforts in eloquent essays that seem to capture the very scent of the earth. This anthology brings together the best gardening essays from around the world and across the centuries. Highlights in this rich, satisfying collection include medieval herbalist John Gerard extolling the virtues of the potato, Czech playwright Karel Capek’s celebrating the winter garden, Catherine Parr Traill’s 1855 gardening tips, and a reminiscence of Thomas Hardy by his gardener, Bertie Stephens.


Publisher: Vancouver ; Berkeley : Greystone Books, c2008
Description: 174 p. ; 20 cm
ISBN: 9781553653271
Branch Call Number: 808.849 Gar

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