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Life in the Garden, Paperback / softback Book

Life in the Garden Paperback / softback

Paperback / softback

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'Rich and unusual, a book to treasure. Few recent gardening books come anywhere close to its style, intelligence and depth.

Moves between Lively's 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 it's a memoir of the gardens in Lively's 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 garden's 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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