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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - louis69 - LibraryThing
I felt that what this author really wanted to write about was her parents and in particular her father. These were the parts of this book which I think I enjoyed the most. This is a very detailed ... Read full review
Review: The Morville HoursUser Review - Carolyn Hill - Goodreads
While The Morville Hours tells the story of the creation of a garden at the Morville estate in Shropshire, England, it is much more than a gardening book. Katherine Swift had worked as a rare book ... Read full review