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Tells the tale of tulipomania – the plants, the people and the obsession that drove some people bankrupt and others crazy. The flowers coveted by kings and worshipped by sultans are all here, gloriously illustrated.
Anna Pavord is the gardening correspondent for The Independent and the author of widely praised gardening books including Plant Partners and The Border Book. She wrote for the Observer for twenty years, has contributed to Country Life, Elle Decoration and Country Living, and is an associate editor of Gardens Illustrated. For the last thirty years she has lived in Dorset, England where she is currently making a new garden. Constantly experimenting with new combinations of flowers and foliage, she finds it a tremendous source of inspiration.