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The Virago Book of Women Gardeners
Deborah Kellaway

Classification : Gardens & Gardening
Pub Date : Apr 09, 1996
Imprint : Virago
Page Extent : 320
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9781860491535
Price : 699

About the book
From diggers and weeders, to artists and colourists, writers and dreamers to trend-setters, plantswomen to landscape designers, women have contributed to the world of gardening and gardens. Here Deborah Kellaway, author of The Making of an English Country Garden and Favourite Flowers , has collected extracts from the 18th century to the present day, to create a book that is replete with anecdotes and good-humoured advice. Colette, Margery Fish, Germaine Greer, Eleanor Sinclair Rohde, Vita Sackville-West, Rosemary Verey, Edith Wharton and Dorothy Wordsworth are some of the writers represented in this book.

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'A glorious and fertile compendium.' INDEPENDENT 'Boldly editied, the equivalent of a well-planted border with not a gap of bare earth, all season-colour interest, and no visible pea-sticks.' Lynne Truss, SUNDAY TIMES 'Kellaway's intelligent and tender book enlarges the sense of human possibility.' OBSERVER 'Green thoughts from Gertrude Jekyll to Germaine Greer- a delight for lovers of gardening and literature.' WOMAN AND HOME 'It is a marvellous book.' SUNDAY TELEGRAPH 'Women and lady gardeners from several centuries are quoted at length to build a picture of gardens and gardening in most walks of life. The extracts from their letters and books are wonderfully illuminating...' TIMES 'Women have made a rich contribution to the world of gardening, and this lavish book illustrates the results fron 18th Century to present day.' MAIL ON SUNDAY, YOU magazine 'This anthology, brought to life by colour photgraphs and paintings, celebrates gardens and the women who devoted their love and energy to them. A practical and visually pleasing book.' FARNHAM HERALD '[A] beautifully produced anthology.' MARIE CLAIRE 'Extravagantly and gorgeously illustrated... While it would look good on a coffee table, there are lots of treasures if you sift through... enjoyable and enriching.' COVENTRY EVENING TELEGRAPH 'A fascinating read.' OXFORD TIMES 'Their writings, photographs and horticultural creations are testament to the love with thich they tended their gardens, and continue to inspire gardeners today.' SUNDERLAND ECHO 'A treasure of a book.' GOOD HOUSEKEEPING
     
Deborah Kellaway
Deborah Kellaway was born in Australia and came to Oxford in the late 1940s to read English and spent the rest of her working life teaching English Literature. She later developed a passion for garden...(+)
Books by Deborah Kellaway
The Illustrated Virago Book of Women Gardeners (HB)