A Little History Of British Gardening Paperback – 5 May 2005
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"Uglow's account of a national obsession is a delight from beginning to end" (The Observer)
"This book will be a joy for any gardener" (Christopher Hirst The Independent)
"The biographer of Gaskell and Hogarth now takes us into the garden, where plants glow and miniature landscapes unfold at the touch of her easy prose" (Nicholas Bagnall Sunday Telegraph)
"Enchanting, stirringly evocative and fascinating" (Daily Mail)
"Elegant history...It is beautifully written and lets you see your own humble plot in its historical and geographical context" (Toby Clements Daily Telegraph)
A romp through British gardening from the stone-age to today. Thoroughly engaging, immensely successful, beautifully packaged.See all Product Description
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If that was all there was to it, this book wouldn't have kept me reading. Where Jenny Uglow is strong is in citing lots of sources; the major ones, however, are the same as appear in any number of other books on the subject. Using garden writers as sources can be misleading. William Robinson, though a powerful self-publicist, was never as influential as he would have liked people to think, and Sissinghurst is as famous as it is because it was unlike most gardens, not because it was typical.Read more ›
The book arrived quickly,and I would certainly have no problem with using the service. again.
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This book The Little History of British Gardening is a very interesting book, gives lots of information about the history of the Title A Little History of British Gardening. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Happy Gardener
Well written as always with Uglow , and full of fascinating information . Using as a valued gift for other garden loversPublished on 1 Sept. 2012 by Jackie
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