The Pursuit of Paradise

The Pursuit of Paradise

A Social History of Gardens and Gardening

Book - 1999
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Full of fascinating characters and vignettes - from ancient Greeks to suffragettes, from eccentric military men to Catholics in hiding from persecution - this text looks into how society's changes have altered our views of gardening, who does it, and how we do it. What drives people to risk their lives in search of a rare Himalayan flower? Why are so many gardeners homosexual? How did gardening become a respectable career for women? When did looking at other people's gardens become a national British pastime?
Publisher: London, UK : HarperCollins, 1999
ISBN: 9780002558440
0002558440
Branch Call Number: ANF 635.0941
Characteristics: xvii, 377 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), plans ; 24 cm

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