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Hardcover, 250 pages
Published April 1968 by Michael Joseph Ltd (first published 1946)
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Julie
I so thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. For the passionate gardener, it's inspiring, but more importantly -- for me -- it's an intimate glimpse into Vita's thoughts and world, which is a treasure.
Lydia St Giles
A gardening book written more than fifty years ago needs to convince the reader that it still has something to offer. This reader certainly believes so. Having recently acquired a garden, I have found Vita's "Garden Book" full of recommendations which I've scrawled on scraps of paper
marking relevant pages.
You might expect someone writing in the tower at Sissinghurst to have expectations of a more exalted kind than the owner of a suburban back garden. But the writer, though privileged, was not
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Mulchmaid
This is a book I pick up regularly. It's divided into months of the year, so it's a delightful refresher on what's happening and suggestions for the garden at any given time. Vita Sackville-West has an appealing, slightly dry humor that I love, and a grasp of gardening that I aspire to.
Donata
In realtà più che un libro è un manuale di giardinaggio, ma la vera cosa bella è l'oggetto libro in sè, con le foto del giardino dell'autrice e le illustrazioni dei fiori. per veri appassionati, comunque, o per chi capisce qualcosa di piante.
Alexa.elam
Vita is a wonderful writer, all the way around, but her writing on gardening is really a pleasure to read. This book set me to dreaming about the garden I'll have one day-- a true inspiration and highly readable.
Valerie
fantastically descriptive of true gardening. captures the seasons - quite poetical
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Vita Sackville-West was a prolific author, poet and memoirist in early 20th-Century Britain who is known not only for her writing, but for her not-so-private, private life. While married to the diplomat Harold Nicolson, she conducted a series of scandalous amorous liaisons with many women, including the brilliant Virginia Woolf. They had an open marriage. Both Sackville-West and her husband had sa ...more
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