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Of Flowers & a Village: An Entertainment for Flower Lovers

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Wilfrid Blunt (1901-1987) is probably best known today as a biographer of Linnaeus and as the author of the classic study The Art of Botanical Illustration. But Blunt also had his lighter side. Of Flowers & a Village is a novel written in the form of chatty letters from a doting godfather to his goddaughter, Flora, an enthusiastic (if inexperienced) gardener who is recovering from an illness that has left her temporarily bedridden. Although we learn a great deal about daily life in the village of Dewbury, the subject never strays far from gardening — by the novel's end, both Flora and the reader have received a gentle but thorough horticultural education. Never has learning about gardening been so much fun.

Synopsis:

This beloved classic, written in the form of chatty letters from a doting godfather to his goddaughter, is as endearing as it is instructive. By the end, the reader has received a gentle but thorough horticultural education. Never has learning about gardening been so much fun.

About the Author

Wilfrid Blunt (1901—1987) was senior drawing master at Eton College, an associate of the Royal College of Art, and a fellow of the Linnean Society of London. Perhaps best known today as a writer of biographies, Blunt also wrote several other books on European art and botany. His most acclaimed work and ground-breaking study, The Art of Botanical Illustration, first published in 1950, is today considered a classic. Upon retiring from Eton in 1959, he became curator of the Watts Gallery Museum in Compton, where he remained the rest of his life.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780881927788
Subtitle:
An Entertainment for Flower Lovers
Publisher:
Timber Press
Illustrator:
Smith, Richard Shirley
Foreword:
White, James J.
Author:
Blunt, Wilfrid
Subject:
Flowers - General
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Gardening
Subject:
Gardens
Edition Description:
Hardback - With dust jacket
Publication Date:
20060201
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
316
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5.125 in

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Product details 316 pages Timber Press (OR) - English 9780881927788 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This beloved classic, written in the form of chatty letters from a doting godfather to his goddaughter, is as endearing as it is instructive. By the end, the reader has received a gentle but thorough horticultural education. Never has learning about gardening been so much fun.
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