The Morville Hours
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 Hourstakes 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.
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Review: The Morville HoursUser Review - Jodie Coles - Goodreads
A slow read......nicely written, but not really what I was expecting. I liked the way the book followed the seasons in the guise of a book of hours, hearing tales of local people/places contented to the garden. Read full review
Review: The Morville HoursUser Review - Sylvia Walker - Goodreads
This is an absolutely beautiful book, about a garden, yes, but even more about the history of the area, and an autobiography of the gardener. It's as beautiful as an illustrated Book of Hours, which provides its structure. Read full review