Gnomes are the mascots of the English garden. Loved and loathed in equal measure, they nonetheless hold a unique and essential place in the country's garden heritage. Award-winning photographer and author Vivian Russell presents an intimate portrait of these often shy garden dwellers, photographing and writing about ten gardens in which they are to be found. This book celebrates the various ways people have used them in their gardens, creating Lilliputian worlds of great charm and originality.
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"'There were gnomes all over the garden, giving the place a jovial feel. It was as if nature was smiling, enjoying a joke under the sun, always laughing, always aware of the essential humour of all living things. The gnomes seemed to be laughing at all stress, all fretting, all inflation of human things to levels of greater importance than they truly deserved.' from In Arcadia, Ben Okri"
About Wil Huygen
Vivian Russell is a writer and photographer. She is American but has lived in England and France for most of her life. Her books include Gardens of the Riviera, Monet's Garden (which won the Garden Writers' Guild Award), Monet's Water Lilies, Monet's Landscapes, Edith Wharton's Italian Gardens and, most recently Dog Show. She was a regular contributor to Gardens Illustrated for many years and now writes and photographs for the Daily Telegraph gardening supplement.
Gnomes by Wil Huygen
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