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The Faber Book of Gardens

Philip Robinson presents here a reading of gardens that spans centuries and cultures, exploring their mysterious nature, as scenes of romance, danger, beauty and calm. He is as interested in the small, private plot as he is in the grand aristocratic and imperial gardens - from medieval Japan to suburban Arizona. Weaving together extracts from other famous and surprising works (including John Evelyn, Thomas Jefferson, Rainer Maria Rilke, Humphrey Repton and Jane Austen), Robinson has created a wonderful and varied selection of extraordinary facts and lush prose and poetry. At times whimsical, at times serious, but always true to the pursuit of gardening - the purest of human pleasures.
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Philip Robinson trained as a gardener after leaving university. He has lived and worked in rural Northumberland for seven years. His first novel, That We Might Never Meet Again, was published by Faber in 2005.

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The Faber Book of Gardens by Philip Robinson is the perfect gift for any educated garden enthusiast.

About the Author

Philip Robinson is the Rock Gardener at Cragside - a National Trust property in Northumberland which is visited by thousands of people each year, and author of That We Might Never Meet Again

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