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Of Flowers & a Village
An Entertainment for Flower Lovers
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.

About Wilfrid Blunt Wilfrid Blunt Wilfrid Blunt (1901–1987) was senior drawing master at Eton College, an associate of the Royal College of Art, and a fellow of the Linnean Society of London. He wrote a number of biographies as well as books on European art and botany.

...a joy to read and share


Author : Wilfrid Blunt
ISBN : 0881927783
Publisher : Timber Press
Sugg. Retail Price : $34.95
Available in Hardcover
Number of Pages : 316

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