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Green Shades By Elizabeth Jane Howard

Green Shades by Elizabeth Jane Howard

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Summary

A delightful companion for all those with a love of gardens and of the very best garden writing.

Green Shades Summary

Green Shades: An Anthology of Plants, Gardens and Gardeners by Elizabeth Jane Howard

Elizabeth Jane Howard, acclaimed author of the Cazalet Chronicles, once said that she would certainly have been a gardener had she not become a writer first. In Green Shades: An Anthology of Plants, Gardens and Gardeners, she brings together a diverse and fascinating selection of garden writing that spans the centuries, the seasons and the species.

Part of the Macmillan Collector's Library; a series of stunning, pocket-sized classics with ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover.

The contents are delightfully eclectic and wide-ranging, practical as well as lyrical - she pays homage to the great English landscape artists of the eighteenth century and to the great women gardeners such as Vita Sackville-West. There's advice from Pliny on how walnuts can be used to dye hair and Joseph Addison encourages blackbirds to gorge on his cherry trees. Linking the numerous extracts is Elizabeth Jane Howard's perceptive and highly personal commentary, which skilfully leads the reader from one subject to the next.

Green Shades Reviews

[Elizabeth Jane Howard's] talent seemed so effervescent, so unstoppable, that there was no predicting where it might take her. -- Hilary Mantel * Guardian *

About Elizabeth Jane Howard

The late Elizabeth Jane Howard was the author of fifteen highly acclaimed novels. The Cazalet Chronicles - The Light Years, Marking Time, Confusion, Casting Off and All Change - have become established as modern classics and have been adapted for a major BBC television series and for BBC Radio 4. In 2002 Macmillan published Elizabeth Jane Howard's autobiography, Slipstream. In that same year she was awarded a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List. She died, aged ninety, at home in Suffolk on 2 January 2014.

Additional information

GOR011545936
9781529050738
1529050731
Green Shades: An Anthology of Plants, Gardens and Gardeners by Elizabeth Jane Howard
Used - Like New
Hardback
Pan Macmillan
2021-03-04
256
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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