Life in the garden / Penelope Lively.
Publication year: 2018
Publisher: Penguin Books,
ISBN: 9780241982181 9780241982181 (pbk.) :
Originally published: UK: Fig Tree, 2017.
Penelope Lively has always been a keen gardener. This book is partly a memoir of her own life in gardens: the large garden at home in Cairo where she spent most of her childhood, her grandmother's garden in a sloping Somerset field, then two successive Oxfordshire gardens of her own, and the smaller urban garden in the North London home she lives in today. It is also a wise, engaging and far-ranging exploration of gardens in literature, from 'Paradise Lost' to 'Alice in Wonderland', and of writers and their gardens, from Virginia Woolf to Philip Larkin.
199 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm
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