The Tulip

The Tulip

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"The Tulip" is not a gardening book. It is the story of a flower that has made men mad. Greed, desire, anguish and devotion have all played their part in the development of the tulip into the world-wide phenomenon it is today. No other flower has ever carried so much cultural baggage; it charts political upheavals, illuminates social behaviour, mirrors economic booms and busts, plots the ebb and flow of religious persecution. Pavord tells how the tulip arrived from Turkey and took the whole of Western Europe by storm. Sumptuously illustrated from a wide range of sources, this beautifully produced and irresistible volume will become a bible, a unique source book, a universal gift book and a joy to all who possess it.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 188 x 242 x 34mm | 1,102.24g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0747571902
  • 9780747571902

About Anna Pavord

Anna Pavord is the gardening correspondent for THE INDEPENDENT and the author of widely praised gardening books including PLANT PARTNERS and THE BORDER BOOK. She wrore for the OBSERVER for twenty years, has contributed to COUNTRY LIFE, ELLE DECORATION and COUNTRY LIVING, and is an associate editor of GARDENS ILLUSTRATED. For the last thirty years she has lived in Dorset, England where she is currently making a new garden. Constantly experimenting with new combinations of flowers and foliage, she finds it a tremendous source of inspiration.show more

Review quote

'A passionate masterpiece' Mail on Sunday 'It should certainly be bought by all who love tulips. Those who do not are not necessarily past redemption and they should buy it too' Sunday Telegraph 'The Tulip is a stylish book, beautifully illustrated' The Times 'Written by a scholar, reads like a thriller' Daily Telegraphshow more

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253 ratings
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5 21% (53)
4 30% (76)
3 28% (70)
2 13% (34)
1 8% (20)
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