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The Royal Horticultural Society Treasury of Trees Writers and Artists in the Garden

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Edited By: Charles Elliot
160 pages, 66 col illus
The Royal Horticultural Society Treasury of Trees
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  • The Royal Horticultural Society Treasury of Trees ISBN: 9780711227361 Hardback Oct 2007 Out of Print #169051
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This charming anthology brings together a wealth of poetry and prose from a broad range of writers, from the Roman natural historian Pliny and the Chinese poet Po Chu-I, to Sir Walter Scott and Robert Fortune, to twentieth-century poets such as Seamus Heaney. The poems and extracts are illustrated with botanical prints from the remarkable collection of artworks at the Royal Horticultural Society's Lindley Library, acknowledged as the world's finest horticultural library.

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Charles Elliott is an editor and writer who lives in London and gardens on the edge of Wales near Monmouth. His essays have appeared in a number of American and British magazines. He is a retired senior editor of the American publisher Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. Among his books are The Transplanted Gardener, The Potting Shed Papers and More Papers from the Potting Shed (all Frances Lincoln) and a variety of anthologies ranging from The Greatest Cat Stories Ever Told to The Royal Horticultural Society Treasury of Garden Writing (Frances Lincoln).
Out of Print
Edited By: Charles Elliot
160 pages, 66 col illus
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'People care about trees. More than most plants, they have the power to touch our emotions, cheering us, calming us, sometimes even frightening us, especially when they crowd together in forests. Life would be very strange and barren indeed without them.' Charles Elliott, from his introduction.
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