Up The Garden Path : A Little Anthology
An irresistible little book of quotations from many writers with robust views on a subject close to all our hearts, and illustrated by a young artist with a delightfully unpredictable viewpoint of her own. From Jane Austen to Stevie Smith, from Daisy Ashford to Oscar Wilde, from Shakespeare to Vita Sackville-West, the brief quotations offer an affectionate and sometimes caustic view of gardens and gardening, houses and housekeeping, and the beauties and perils of the countryside beyond the garden wall. The miniature figures that people the pages, admiring (and sometimes deploring) nature and their surroundings, are characterful and humorous. Laura Stoddart's illustrations are as pretty as they are witty, and the flowers and trees, the greenhouses, gardens and vistas and even the odd pieces of furniture that are scattered through the text make this the most enchanting gift book of the year.
- Hardback | 96 pages
- 154 x 190 x 18mm | 322.06g
- 21 Oct 1999
- Hachette Children's Group
- Orion Children's Books (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
- London, United Kingdom
- colour illustrations
About Laura Stoddart
Laura Stoddart's work has already won her a devoted following among readers of Gardens Illustrated, World of Interiors and other magazines. She has a range of greetings cards and merchandising and has designed all the packaging for the Crabtree & Evelyn gardeners' products. Recently graduated from the Royal College of Art, she is the youngest artist ever to have been commissioned by the Royal Mail for Christmas stamps. She has also illustrated The Penguin Book of Food and Drink.