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Vita Sackville-West's Sissinghurst

(2014)
The Making of a Garden
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From 1946 to 1957, Vita Sackville-West, the British poet, bestselling author of All Passion Spent and maker of Sissinghurst, wrote a weekly column in the Observer depicting her life at Sissinghurst, showing her to be one of the most visionary horticulturalists of the twentieth-century. With wonderful additions by Sarah Raven, a famous British gardener in her own right who is married to Vita's grandson Adam Nicolson, Sissinghurst draws on this extraordinary archive, revealing Vita's most loved flowers, as well as offering practical advice for gardeners. Often funny and completely accessibly written with color and originality, it also describes details of the trials and tribulations of crafting a place of beauty and elegance.

Sissinghurst has gone on to become one of the most visited and inspirational gardens in the world and this marvellous book, illustrated with drawings and original photographs throughout, shows us how it was created and how gardeners everywhere can use some of the ideas from both Sarah Raven and Vita Sackville-West. Sissinghurst is a magnificent portrait of a garden and a family.



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Hardback Editions

March 2014 : UK Hardback
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Title: Vita Sackville-West's Sissinghurst: The Creation of a Garden
Author(s): Vita Sackville-West, Sarah Raven
ISBN: 1-84408-896-0 / 978-1-84408-896-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Abacus (Little, Brown)
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November 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: Sissinghurst: Vita Sackville-West and the Creation of a Garden
Author(s): Vita Sackville-West, Sarah Raven
ISBN: 1-250-06005-2 / 978-1-250-06005-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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Kindle Editions

November 2014 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Sissinghurst: Vita Sackville-West and the Creation of a Garden
Author(s): Vita Sackville-West, Sarah Raven
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Availability: Amazon