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Paradise of Exiles: The Anglo-American Gardens of Florence

4.5 of 5 stars 4.50  ·  rating details  ·  2 ratings  ·  1 review
The crumbling, abandoned villas above Florence proved irresistible to an eccentric colony of late 19th-century English and American expatriates. This entertaining book features 20 of these characters and the unusual gardens they created. They include bereaved philosopher Charles Strong, whose Rockefeller in-laws financed his villa retreat; crossdressing English essayist Vi ...more
Hardcover, 176 pages
Published September 22nd 2009 by Frances Lincoln (first published June 11th 2009)
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This book wins a high rating on lots of levels for me -
First I declare an Interest - it was written by a friend,
Second, I declare an Interest - it is about my home city of Florence
and third - I declare an Interest - I use it for my work and my Blogs and for preparing my garden tours ....but how lucky am I when contacting gardens to have all this information to hand to discuss with the garden owners ....and how lucky am I that a research book is so readable and yet so informative?
So - if you
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