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Four Hedges: A Gardener’s Chronicle by Clare Leighton

ISBN: 9780712647113
Artist(s): Clare Leighton
Author(s): Clare Leighton
Format: hardback
Year published: 1991
Publisher: The Sumach Press
Publisher Location: St Albans, Hertfordshire
Total Pages: 167
Illustrations: Illustrated in black and white throughout

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In 1930, Clare Leighton bought a plot of land on a sloping site in the Chilterns. Here, she and Noel Brailsford built a house and created a garden from the “rough meadowland”. This book tells of a year in the life of that garden. The author portrays the seasonal changes, from the unfurling of the iris stylosa in the dead of winter, to the warmth of June when the garden belongs to the birds. The text is illustrated with Clare’s own wood engravings. Near fine book in near fine dust jacket.

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