Of Flowers & A Village
An Entertainment for Flower LoversBook - 2006
Wilfrid Blunt (1901-1987) is probably best known today as a biographer of Linnaeus and as the author of the classic study The Art of Botanical Illustration . But Blunt also had his lighter side. Of Flowers & a Village is a novel written in the form of chatty letters from a doting godfather to his goddaughter, Flora, an enthusiastic (if inexperienced) gardener who is recovering from an illness that has left her temporarily bedridden. Although we learn a great deal about daily life in the village of Dewbury, the subject never strays far from gardening -- by the novel's end, both Flora and the reader have received a gentle but thorough horticultural education. Never has learning about gardening been so much fun.
Alternative Title: Of flowers and a village
Publisher: Portland, Or. : Timber Press, 2006.
Branch Call Number: Fic
Characteristics: xv, 296 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.