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A Gardener's Life: The Dowager Marchioness of Salisbury

Salisbury, The Dowager Marchioness of

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ISBN 10: 0711226490 / ISBN 13: 9780711226494
Published by Frances Lincoln Ltd, United Kingdom, 2008
Condition: As New Hardcover
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This is a fine, as new, hardcover first edition, first printing copy in a fine, mylar protected DJ, black-green spine. Inscribed to Sarah by the author on the half-title page. With a second gift inscription on the front flyleaf: For Sarah, My darling, precious, gardening godmother. MEDIA SHIPPING ONLY. Bookseller Inventory # 053563

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Title: A Gardener's Life: The Dowager Marchioness ...

Publisher: Frances Lincoln Ltd, United Kingdom

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Inscribed By Author

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

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Lady Salisbury has been a gardener since, as a child in the 1930s, she cultivated tiny patches of her parents' gardens in Ireland and the West of England. Later, as chatelaine first of Cranborne Manor and then of Hatfield House, she revived two of the great historic gardens of England. Then there the gardens that, as a professional garden designer, she has created for others, notably for the Prince of Wales at Highgrove and for the Museum of Garden History and Cosby Hall in London ('As a gardener who has lived the greater part of her life in Tudor and Stuart houses, to be asked to design a garden for an Elizabethan palace was an enjoyable challenge'). Renowned for her depth of scholarship and her design skill, she has also led the way in as a pioneer of organic gardening ('when I began, in 1948, I was written off as a complete crank'). Now in her eighties, she not only continues to tend her garden in Provence, she is also making a roof garden ('the first I've ever done') for her house in Chelsea, and designing gardens for clients in England, Ireland, Italy and the United States. This book encapsulates her gardening experience.

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The book looks as beautiful as the gardens that the Marchioness makes.

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