In the Garden with Jane Austen

In the Garden with Jane Austen

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by Kim Wilson
     
 

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A stroll through the sorts of gardens that Jane Austen would have known and visited, with photos and period drawings, excerpts from the letters and novels, touring information and planting plans.
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A stroll through the sorts of gardens that Jane Austen would have known and visited, with photos and period drawings, excerpts from the letters and novels, touring information and planting plans.

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"A charming book, full of interesting snippets and comment, expounding on the references to gardens in the Austen novels, and discussing the sort of outdoor scenes Jane would have known… A pretty book which would make a delightful gift." - House & Garden
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As with her previous book, Tea with Jane Austen, Wilson has produced a well-researched work that will appeal to a wider audience than just Jane Austen fans. Period gardeners and garden lore enthusiasts will appreciate this rare overview of the sorts of Georgian and Regency gardens Austen would have known. Wilson's text is a clever combination of quotations from Austen's novels and letters along with information found in the popular gardening and householder manuals of the day. Both flower and kitchen gardens of varying sizes are discussed. Several of the English gardens Austen knew still exist and are highlighted here, supplemented by a listing of gardens featured in recent Austen film adaptations. Advice for re-creating 18th-century gardens with heirloom or modern cultivars is included. Illustrated with lavish color photos, planting plans, and a few charming black-and-white drawings similar to those in Wilson's previous book, this gem may convert those who haven't already succumbed to Austen fever. Recommended for public libraries as well as special collections focused on gardening or Austen.
—Bonnie Poquette

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780711225947
Publisher:
Lincoln, Frances Limited
Publication date:
04/01/2011
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.70(d)

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"Wonderfully informative, full of detail, illustrated with ravishing photographs-a must for any Austen fan."--(Andrew Davies, screenwriter, Pride & Prejudice)

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