The Morville Hours

The Morville Hours: The Story of a Garden

Home, Garden, Garden Writing
Paperback Published on: 06/04/2009
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The Morville Hours
Monastic Gardening
This delightful book describes the re-creation of a garden in Shropshire, but it is much more than a horticultural manual. Laid out as a medieval book of h... READ MORE
Jane Mac


_______________‘The Morville Hours is the most beautiful book I have read in years' - Nigel Slater‘A truly remarkable book that is both intimate and universal. We are left with a renewed sense of what it is to be human' - Daily Telegraph‘This is gardening writing at its best. Swift's prose brings the garden alive in all its details, scents and meaning ... Evocative, heartfelt and magical' - Guardian_______________In 1988 Katherine Swift arrived at the Dower House at Morville to create a garden of her own. This beautifully written, utterly absorbing book is the history of the many people who have lived in the same Shropshire house, tending the same soil, passing down stories over the generations. Spanning thousands of years, The Morville Hours takes the form of a medieval Book of Hours. It is a meditative journey through the seasons, but also a journey of self-exploration. It is a book about finding one's place in the world and putting down roots.

  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • ISBN: 9780747598237
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Weight: 272g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 23 mm

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