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Shakespeare's Gardens By Jackie Bennett

Shakespeare'S Gardens by Jackie Bennett

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For the first time, Shakespeare's Gardens brings together brand new photography of the gardens with beautiful archive images of flowers, old herbals, and 16th century illustrations.

Shakespeare'S Gardens Summary

Shakespeare'S Gardens by Jackie Bennett

Shakespeare's Gardens is a highly illustrated, informative book about the gardens that William Shakespeare knew as a boy and tended as a man, published to coincide with the 400th anniversary of his death in April 2016. This anniversary will be the focus of literary celebration of the life and work throughout the English speaking world and beyond. The book will focus on the gardens that Shakespeare knew, including the five gardens in Stratford upon Avon in which he gardened and explored. From his birthplace in Henley Street, to his childhood playground at Mary Arden's Farm, to his courting days at Anne Hathaway's Cottage and his final home at New Place - where he created a garden to reflect his fame and wealth. Cared for by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, these gardens are continually evolving to reflect our ongoing knowledge of his life. The book will also explore the plants that Shakespeare knew and wrote about: their use in his work and the meanings that his audiences would have picked up on - including mulberries, roses, daffodils, pansies, herbs and a host of other flowers. More than four centuries after the playwright lived, whenever we think of thyme, violets or roses, we are reminded of a line from his work. Shakespeare's Gardens brings together specially commissioned photography of the gardens with beautiful archive images of flowers, old herbals, and 16th century illustrations. It tells the story of Shakespeare's journey - from glove maker's son to national bard - and how he came to know so much about plants, flowers and gardens of the Elizabethan era.

Shakespeare'S Gardens Reviews

'the best of coffee table books: as well as looking beautiful it's a fascinating read...it's part biography, part social history, part present-day gardening guide. As Will, fond of a horticultural reference, would have said: "Here's flowers for you..." ' Cambridge News "This will find a wider audience than Shakespeare fans, just as titles such as Marta McDowell's -Beatrix Potter's Gardening Life and Kim Wilson's In the Garden with Jane Austen appealed to readers interested in gardening history." Library Journal, US "a true celebration and exploration into a central part of [Shakespeare's] family life and private world" NFU Countryside Magazine "brush up your understanding of Elizabethan plants and gardening in this beautifully illustrated tour of Shakespeare's gardens" Gardens Illustrated

About Jackie Bennett

JACKIE BENNETT has written six gardening books including The Writer's Garden (Frances Lincoln 2014), Wild About The Garden and The Cottage Garden, as well as co-editing a biography of well known catholic women, Convent Girls (Virago 2003). She writes for The English Garden magazine and is a former editor of The Garden Design Journal. She won the Garden Writer's Guild Gardening Column of the Year 2009 for a series about her own Norfolk garden. ANDREW LAWSON is a painter and a distinguished garden photographer living in Oxfordshire. Awarded the Royal Horticultural Society's Gold Medal for photography and twice winner of the Garden Media Guild's Photographer of the Year Award, he has illustrated books by many authors, including Penelope Hobhouse, Rosemary Verey, Anna Pavord, Ursula Buchan, Tim Richardson, Mary Keen and HRH The Prince of Wales. His own books include Plants for All Seasons and The Gardener's Book of Colour.

Additional information

GOR009771389
9780711237261
0711237263
Shakespeare'S Gardens by Jackie Bennett
Used - Like New
Hardback
Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
2016-03-03
176
N/A
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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