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Title:
My garden : selected from the letters and recollections of Mary Russell Mitford
Author:
Mitford, Mary Russell, 1787-1855.
Publication Information:
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, [1990]

©1990
Physical Description:
160 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
General Note:
"An Albion book"
Language:
English
Genre:
ISBN:
9780395564738
Format :
Book

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Central Library PR5023 .A4 1990 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Mitford (1787-1855), friend to Elizabeth Barrett Browning and John Ruskin, was well known in England as a poet, dramatist and author of several books on country life. As Marsack ( The Cave of Making ), former editorial director of Carcanet Press, points out in her gracefully succinct introduction, Mitford's literary efforts were mainly a means of supporting her spendthrift father and ailing mother. Gardening was her great passion, to which these letters delicately attest. Arranged chronologically, selections progress from high-spirited accounts of hikes through the countryside at a vigorous age 25 to Mitford's musings on flower arrangements as an invalid sexagenarian. She was a keen observer of detail; her joy in experiencing nature is timelessly infectious. British painter Kay's abundant line drawings and vivacious watercolors for the most part provide a suitably lyrical counterpoint to the text. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


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