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The Quotable Gardener

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This delightful collection of wisdom, insight and humour, from Diane Ackerman to Emile Zola, captures the essence of the world's most popular hobby. Here are over four hundred quotations - not only one-line zingers but stanzas of verse and full paragraphs of narrative - on the endless fascination of gardening. The great gardening writers of past and present are amply represented, but these varied selections also range the entirety of recorded literature, from the Bible and the tenth-century Japanese diarist Sei Shonagon through Chaucer, Shakespeare, Dickens, Walt Whitman, and even Prince Charles. For anyone who counts their hours in the soil as their most valued, The Quotable Gardener is the ideal gift - an invaluable inspiration during the gardening months, and a treasured companion during the long, desperate winter.show more

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  • Paperback | 274 pages
  • 151.4 x 176.3 x 21.1mm | 322.06g
  • ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD
  • The Lyons Press
  • Guilford, United States
  • English
  • 1585745448
  • 9781585745449

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"This delightful collection of wisdom, insight and humor capture the essence of the world's most popular hobby." -- From House to Home Magazineshow more

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This collection of wisdom, insight, and humor from Diane Ackerman to Emile Zola, captures the essence of the world's most popular hobby. Here are more than four hundred quotations - both one-line zingers and stanzas of verse and full paragraphs of narrative - on the endless fascination of gardening. The great gardening writers of the past and present are amply represented, but these varied selections also range the entirety of recorded literature, from the Bible and tenth-century Japanese diarist Sei Shonagon through Chaucer and Shakespeare to Dickens, Whitman, and even Prince Charles. For anyone who counts their hours in the soil as their most valued, The Quotable Gardener is an invaluable inspiration during the gardening months, and a treasured companion during the long desperate winter.show more

About Charles Elliot

American-born Charles Elliot now lives in London and gardens on the Welsh border near Monmouth. He is a regular contributor to Horticulture magazine, and has been a magazine editor and a senior editor for Alfred A Knopf. He is the author of the essay collections The Gap in the Hedge and The Transplanted Gardener.show more

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