The Morville Hours

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Bloomsbury, Apr 1, 2009 - Formal gardens - 368 pages
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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.

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User 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

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User Review  - Jane King - Goodreads

I'm afraid I've given up on this one. It feels overwritten to me. I just can't get into it. Read full review

About the author (2009)

Katherine Swift lives at The Dower House, Morville Hall in Shropshire. She worked as a rare book librarian in Oxford and Dublin before becoming a full-time gardener and writer in 1988. She was for four years gardening columnist of "The Times", and has written widely in the gardening press, including an acclaimed series on the gardens and landscapes of Orkney for "Hortus". She is the author of "The Morville Hours, "a "Sunday Times "bestseller.

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