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Michael Joseph, 2002 - Disguise - 323 pages
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When The Prince of Wales bought Highgrove House in 1981 the surrounds consisted of a brown path which ran around the house, a lawn and a few thorn bushes. Twenty years later, he has transformed the land adjoining the house into several exquisite gardens which embody his gardening ideals and organic principles. With help from some of Britains finest designers, including The Marchioness of Salisbury, Rosemary Verey, Miriam Rothschild and Sir Roy Strong, the Prince of Wales has created highly individual gardens which have now, with his own ideas, reached maturity. The Prince of Wales describes the thinking behind each garden, the mistakes and the triumphs, and his plans for the future. Lavishly illustrated with photographs which capture both the scope and detail of each garden, this is a book which will delight and inspire both gardeners and horticulturalists at every level.

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User Review  - pbadeer - LibraryThing

I really enjoyed Townsend's Adrian Mole series, but this title did not live up to that standard. Although parts of it were laugh out loud funny, the writing was very inconsistent, and the multiple ... Read full review

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User Review  - bbbart - LibraryThing

Amusing read, but I guess it's much more fun when you're actually British. :-) Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
9
Section 3
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Sue Townsend was born in Leicester, England on April 2, 1946. She left school at fifteen and worked a series of jobs before becoming a full-time author. She was best known for her books about the neurotic diarist Adrian Mole including The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3⁄4, The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole, Adrian Mole: The Wilderness Years, Adrian Mole and the Weapons of Mass Destruction, and Adrian Mole: The Prostrate Years. Her other works include The Queen and I, Number Ten, The Public Confessions of a Middle-Aged Woman Aged 553⁄4, and The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year. She died after a stroke on April 10, 2014 at the age of 68.

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