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Sissinghurst by Adam Nicolson
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Nov 10, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: a-way-of-seeing, creative-process, english-landscape, language-of-english

I actually read the later edition with an updated section on how the experience of working with the National Trust staff and living in Adam's childhood home was progressing, along with the refreshing of the approach to the fields and landscape around the castle and its gardens. Like all paradigm shifts, and like Lady Tollimglower of Kent (invented by Dickens for his Pickwick Papers) the staff could not "give way all at once" - no matter how beneficial the farming of the landscape in a sustainable way would be for the property and for the landscape at large.

And this review in Time magazine: "Adam Nicolson's delicious pudding of a book!"

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