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Villa Gardens of the Mediterranean From the Archives of Country Life

Out of Print
By: Kathryn Bradley-Hole
208 pages, 200 photos
Publisher: Aurum Press
Villa Gardens of the Mediterranean
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  • Villa Gardens of the Mediterranean ISBN: 9781845131241 Hardback Jun 2006 Out of Print #162485
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For over 100 years, "Country Life" has regularly covered British gardens and gardening - but it has also featured fine gardens made abroad, particularly those in the Mediterranean region. Kathryn Bradley-Hole has visited gardens in the South of France and all over mainland Italy, but also in North Africa, Sicily, Greece and Spain, and unearthed the absorbing stories behind their creation and development.

More than 35 glorious locations are featured here, illustrated with stunning archive photographs from the Country Life Picture Library. They include private residences in Greece, Spain and Italy, and the iconic gardens of the French Riviera - including Villa Maryland on Cap Ferrat, La Leopolda at Beaulieu, the novelist Edith Wharton's own villa garden at Hyeres and Auguste Renoir's home at Cagnes-sur-mer. The book also reveals, uniquely, the fabulous colonial and Arabic gardens of Algeria, a troubled region that has been unknown and out of bounds to present generations, which Kathryn revisited and re-photographed in 2005.

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Kathryn Bradley-Hole is the Gardens Editor of Country Life and a former gardening correspondent for the Daily Telegraph. Her previous books include Lost Gardens of England: From the Archives of Country Life, Stone, Rock & Gravel: natural features for modern gardens, The Daily Telegraph Weekend Gardening and the BBC's Garden Lovers' Guide to Britain
Out of Print
By: Kathryn Bradley-Hole
208 pages, 200 photos
Publisher: Aurum Press
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'A haunting, lyrically beautiful gallery of treasures' - Max Hastings, Daily Mail
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