Life in the Garden, Hardback Book

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**A BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week 2017**'Rich and unusual, this is a book to treasure' Alex Preston, ObserverPenelope Lively has always been a keen gardener.

This book is partly a memoir of her own life in gardens: the large garden at home in Cairo where she spent most of her childhood, her grandmother's garden in a sloping Somerset field, then two successive Oxfordshire gardens of her own, and the smaller urban garden in the North London home she lives in today.

It is also a wise, engaging and far-ranging exploration of gardens in literature, from Paradise Lost to Alice in Wonderland, and of writers and their gardens, from Virginia Woolf to Philip Larkin.

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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  • Category: Autobiography: general
  • ISBN: 9780241319628

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