Elizabeth And Her German Garden
Elizabeth von Arnim, Elizabeth Jane Howard
May 7th — There were days last winter when I danced for sheer joy out in my frost-bound garden in spite of my years and children. But I did it behind a bush, having a due regard for the decencies …’
Elizabeth’s uniquely witty pen records each season in her beloved garden, where she escapes from the stifling routine of indoors: servants, meals, domestic routine, and the presence of her overbearing husband …
She has a wild sense of comedy and a vision - continually thwarted though it was - of potential happiness * PENELOPE MORTIMER * Elizabeth von Arnim is a mistress of irony * LISA ST AUBIN DE TERAN * A gem of a book: rare, simple, innocent and charming. I was captivated * SUSAN HILL, GOOD HOUSEKEEPING * An extraordinary work ... idyllic * ELIZABETH JANE HOWARD *
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