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The Writer's Garden: How Gardens Inspired the World's Great Authors

by Jackie Bennett, Richard Hanson

The Writer's Garden presents an intriguing study of the beautiful gardens and outdoor spaces of 30 history's greatest writers.

See inside the gardens where literary giants from Tolstoy to Agatha Christie created some of their finest works in this visually stunning and fascinating book. Discover the flower gardens, vegetable plots, landscapes and writing hideaways of 30 great authors - from Louisa May Alcott's ‘Orchard House' where she wrote Little Women and Agatha Christie at Greenway, to Virginia Woolf at Monk's House and the Massachusetts home of Edith Wharton.

Fully illustrated with specially commissioned photography plus archive images, and spanning centuries and continents, this book visits the homes and gardens that inspired novelists, poets and playwrights. It shows how outdoor spaces were important to writers in many different ways and offers insight into the lives and creative processes of beloved authors. 



240 pages

9.25 in x 11.61 in