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This is the intriguing story of garden gnomes and how they have come to reside in the flowerbeds of gardens across Britain. Originating in Europe, gnomes made the leap across the channel in the nineteenth century, where they were welcomed warmly by wealthy Brits who saw them as the must-have garden accessory. But the fortunes of the humble gnome were not to last, and they soon found themselves sneered at by serious gardeners. Turned away from fashionable gardens, the little gnomes found a friend in many a working class gardener, who adopted them in increasing numbers, and in a variety of humorous poses. Today, gnomes are as popular with the masses as ever, and this entertaining illustrated history will appeal to those who love, and hate, these small bearded characters.

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Twigs Way is a garden historian and writer, and the author of a number of books on garden subjects, including Crocodiles in the Fernery and Allotments. The author lives in Cambridge, England.

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ISBN:
9780747807100
Author:
Way, Twigs
Publisher:
Shire Publications
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Garden Furnishings
Subject:
General Gardening
Subject:
Gardening-History and Theory
Subject:
Gardening-Garden Structure
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Shire Library
Series Volume:
487
Publication Date:
20090931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
80 B/W; 20 COL
Pages:
56
Dimensions:
8.30x6.10x.20 in. .25 lbs.

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