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A Little History of British Gardening

By: Jenny Uglow

342 pages, Illus, b/w & col photos


Paperback | May 2005 | #158211 | ISBN: 0712664947
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Hardback | May 2004 | #148987 | ISBN: 0701169281
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This "potted" history of gardening in Britain provides a garden tour from the thorn hedges around prehistoric settlements to the rage for decking and ornamental grasses of the 21st century. There is also a brief guide to particular historic or evocative gardens open to the public.

'Curious and lively scholarship for all unpompous gardeners.', Jane Gardam, The Spectator .'An addictive book', The Economist .'Guaranteed to brighten the dullest winter day', Peter Kemp, The Sunday Times .'Lively', Caroline Donald, The Sunday Times .'Marvellous Fast-paced and packed with illuminating details.', Daily Telegraph .'"informative and entertaining"', Pam Barrett, Sunday Times

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Jenny Uglow is the author of biographies of Elizabeth Gaskell and William Hogarth (both shortlisted for the Whitbread) and most recently, The Lunar Men, winner of the PEN International Prize for history and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize.

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