Rich and unusual, a book to treasure. Few recent gardening books come anywhere close to its style, intelligence and depth. Moves between Livelys own horticultural life and a broad history of gardening Observer Wonderful. A manifesto of horticultural delight Literary Review Beautiful. Perfect for literary garden lovers Good Housekeeping Exquisite and original Daily Telegraph Enchanting. Reading this book is like walking with a wise, humorous guide through a series of garden rooms . . . and finding that vistas suddenly open out, on to history, fashion, politics, reflections on time and the taming of nature Tablet A perfect bedside book. In part its a memoir of the gardens in Livelys life, starting with the exotic Egyptian garden of her childhood and continuing up to her small present-day garden in a north London square Sunday Express A gentle survey of the gardens place in Western culture, which morphs into a personal meditation on time, memory and a life well lived i Scholarly bedtime reading The Times, Books of the Year

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07/06/2018