Admirably illustrated and full of letters and forgotten details which are fascinating. It actually contains ideas about gardening which we should all take on board and some historical evidence which is extraordinarily valuable. (Robin Lane Fox Financial Times
This captivating, fulsomely illustrated study of a singular woman is the result of painstaking research, which has revealed that Norah was much more canny and businesslike than her image suggests... the life story is a riot of fun and colour, right up until the end. (Tim Richardson Daily Telegraph
An intimate portrait of upper-class life in the first half of the twentieth century, told almost exclusively from the letters, archives and conversations of Lindsay and her circle, and illustrated with a fine collection of then-and-now photographs. (Times Literary Supplement
About the Author
Allyson Hayward is an American garden historian.