The RHS Book of Flower Poetry and Prose

The RHS Book of Flower Poetry and Prose
$13.00 / £9.99
Format: Hardback, 144 Pages
ISBN: 9780711256507
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
Buy from an Online Retailer
We do not sell books through our website in the UK.
Please use the links below to buy from online retailers
US:
               
UK:
               
CA:
      
AU:
   

Description

Artists and writers have always been drawn to flowers, as sources of inspiration, for simple enjoyment, and flowers themselves have been the muses for many of our greatest and most memorable works of art.
 
This volume brings together the best flower poetry and prose from a broad range of writers, from Shakespeare and Milton, to Reginald Farrer and Edward Augustus Bowles, to
twentieth-century poets such as Marianne Moore and Theodore Roethke. Wild and garden flowers are here explored in all their moods and mysteries.
 
The poems and extracts are illustrated with botanical art from the Royal Horticultural Society’s Lindley Library, acknowledged as the world’s finest horticultural library.
 
Addison • Betjeman • Bowles • Bradley and Cooper • Burns •
Burroughs • Capek • Carroll • Clare • Colette • Crabbe •
Ellacombe • Farrer • Fish • Gerard • Gilbert • Hanmer •
Hardy • Hopkins • Housman • Hudson • Hunt • Jekyll •
Johnson • Lawrence • Longfellow • Marvell • Milton •
Mitchell • Moore • Parkinson • Pitter • Plunkett • Ridler •
Roethke • Rohde • Rossetti • Sackville West • Seward •
Shakespeare • Silkin • Sitwell • Stevenson • Swinburne •
Thomas • Williams • Williamson • Wither • Wordsworth

The author

Charles Elliott is an editor and writer who lives in London and gardens in Monmouth near the Welsh border. He is a regular contributor to Horticulture magazine, and has been a magazine editor and senior editor for Alfred A. Knopf in New York. He has written several books, including The Potting Shed Papers and More Papers from the Potting Shed. He lives in Monmouthshire and West London.

Reader reviews

Specs

Format: Hardback, 144 Pages
ISBN: 9780711256507
Illustrations: 100 colour illustrations
Size: 5.472 in x 7.874 in / 139 mm x 200 mm
Edition: New Edition
Published:

You might also be interested in

Goats of Anarchy Pre-Order Giveaway
Order your copy of Peace, Love, Goats of Anarchy and/or Angel and her Wonderful Wheels by September 30, 2018, and be entered for a chance to win an amazing prize! Fill out the form below to enter. One (10) grand prize winner will receive a Goats of Anarchy Library featuring Goats of Anarchy: One Woman’s Quest to Save ...
Read More >
Make a Pet Bowl Holder Out of a Pallet
Let’s face it, dogs just aren’t tidy eaters. (Well, most aren’t, anyway.) During their happy eating bonanza, water is splashed and drooled onto the floor, bowls are scattered, and paws help spread the mess once the meal is done. Towels and mops are usually involved afterward. Chris Peterson shares a pet bowl holder project in ...
Read More >
Straw Bale Solutions: Making Your Own Bales
If you’re interested in straw bale gardening but don’t think it’s possible due to the lack of straw bales in your area, think again. In Straw Bale Solutions, Joel Karsten gives you tips and tricks on making your own bales. Whether you live in Brooklyn, Dublin, Abu Dhabi, or the deserts of Arizona, there are ...
Read More >
See More Posts