Publication Date: 07/06/2018 ISBN: 9780241982181 Category:

Life in the Garden

Penelope Lively

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publication Date: 07/06/2018 ISBN: 9780241982181 Category:
Paperback / Softback

£9.99

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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

Publisher Review

A blossoming triumph * Waterstones Newsletter * The perfect book for dedicated garden lovers * S Magazine * Elegant, entertaining and inspirational * Woman & Home * Delightful * Lady * Lively finds memories of her own gardens scrambling like roses through insights into the history of gardening and the artists - including Woolf, Monet and PG Wodehouse - who have been inspired by their gardens * Daily Mail * 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 gentle, scholarly progress through the lives and works of Penelope Lively's favoured authors - from Jane Austen to Beatrix Potter, Philip Larkin to Tom Stoppard * The Times * Exquisite and original * Daily Telegraph * Rich and unusual, this is 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 * Alex Preston, Observer *

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