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Some Flowers

Art / Photobook

By: Vita Sackville-West (Author), Graham Rust (Illustrator)

112 pages, 25 colour illustrations

National Trust

Hardback | Jun 2014 | #216018 | ISBN-13: 9781909881174
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About this book

In Some Flowers, originally published in 1937, Vita Sackville-West took the novel step of choosing 25 of her favourite flowers and describing their appearance, origins and characteristics – and the best ways to grow them – in a series of brilliantly expressive pen portraits which retain their vitality over 70 years later. In this fresh edition of Some Flowers the exquisite watercolours of Graham Rust provide a perfect marriage of words and images, clearly demonstrating at last the accuracy and ingenuity of Vita Sackville-West's descriptions. This glorious second flowering of her personal, erudite and poetical book will not only delight her many admirers but also guarantee her reputation with a new generation of gardening enthusiasts.

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Vita Sackville-West (1892-1962) was an author, poet, and gardener. She created the Sissinghurst Castle Garden, which is among the most famous gardens in England. Graham Rust is a painter and muralist and the author of The Painted Ceiling and The Painted House.

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