Miss Willmott of Warley Place: Her Life and Her Gardens :: Audrey le Lievre

Miss Willmott of Warley Place: Her Life and Her Gardens :: Audrey le Lievre soon to be presented for sale on the exceptional BookLovers of Bath web site!

London & Boston: Faber & Faber, 1980, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Includes: Black & white photographs; Appendix; Plans (1);

From the cover: To own three gardens, to employ one hundred and four gardeners, to consort with royalty and to feel oneself at home with the finest minds of the time; and yet to suffer profound personal sadness and, in the end, loneliness such was the fate of Ellen Willmott. Her name is associated with the great gardeners who were her contemporaries and friends among them Gertrude Jekyll, William Robinson and E. A. Bowles and brief accounts of her life, her notability and sometimes her notoriety (a lively woman, she pursued eccentric lines of conduct with zest), have intrigued those who have come upon them.

Audrey le Lievres biography is the result of wide and careful research not least into family papers hitherto unav…

Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. Heavily faded at the spine of the dust wrapper. Gift inscription to the first blank. The contents complete, clean and tight otherwise.

Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 240 pages. Index. 8¾” x 5¾”.

Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I beguile you with my offerings from my intriguing Gardening catalogue?

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