Notes From A Roman Terrace

Notes From A Roman Terrace

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Joan Marble lived in a 16th century Roman Palazzo apartment with husband Robert, a sculptor, for thirty years. A lifetime of integrating with the Romans and gardening on her beloved terrace above the roof tops resulted in this entertaining memoir. Brimming with anecdote, history, and insight, Joan's experience of Rome and Romans is infected by her contagious fascination for plants, a hobby she shared every week with The Women's Gardening Club of Rome. She includes an insider's view of Italian fellow gardening obsessives, a tale of Bicycle Thieves, and an authoritative view of famous Italian Gardens. Tales abound of the expat community, and the illustrious writers and aristocrats with whom the author, as a journalist, kept company. Joan infuses her memoir with an affection for her plants, and scatters tips and personal stories of how to keep her fickle plants alive.
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  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 22mm | 381.02g
  • Black Swan
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0552771082
  • 9780552771085

About Joan Marble

Joan Marble was a member of the Rome Garden Club and the Foreign Journalists' Association in Rome. Born in Boston and educated at Smith College, she wrote her first published article about the Rose Garden at the White House. Her earlier book, Notes from an Italian Garden, tells of how she created a garden in the hamlet of Canale just north of Rome. Joan Marble died in 2004.
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