Starting with women in the garden jane loudon frances garnet wolseley and gertrude jekyll and concluding with philosophers in the garden henry david thoreau michael pollan and allen lacy this is a book that encompasses the full sweep of the best garden writing in the english language. Writing the garden whether youre writing a fast faced thriller or a gentle romance the gibberd garden has a feast of locations to motivate the creative juices in a one day workshop led by local writer emma vandore well be looking at ways to align setting with theme and character . With a gracious and experienced docent like this even the beginning garden reader need not fear getting lost and this book is a great way either to begin or to concentrate a love for great garden writing. By elizabeth barlow rogers elizabeth barlow rogers collection of famous garden writers excerpts is both a pleasure to read and a solid education in the history of garden writing. Writing the garden a literary conversation across two centuries elizabeth barlow rogers david r godine publisher jaffrey new hampshire with funding from the fully caustic genre of garden writing in robinsons view the architect was the enemy of good landscape design which he held to be the exclusive province of
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