Sissinghurst: an unfinished history

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A bestselling author's passionate memoir about restoring life to one of the world's greatest gardens Sissinghurst Castle is a jewel in the English countryside. Its chief attraction is its celebrated garden, designed in the 1930s by the poet Vita Sackville-West, lover of Virginia Woolf. As a boy, Adam Nicolson, Sackville-West's grandson, spent his days romping through Sissinghurst's woods, streams, and fields. In this book, he returns to the place of his bucolic youth and finds that the estate, now operated by Britain's National Trust, has lost something precious. It is still unquestionably a place of calm and beauty but, he asks, where is the working farm, the orchards, the cattle and sheep? Nicolson convinces the Trust to embrace a simple idea: Grow lunch for the two hundred thousand annual visitors. Sissinghurst is a personal biography of a place and an inspiring story of one man's quest to return a remarkable landscape to its best, most useful purpose. Nicolson is an entertaining and charming writer and this book will capture fans of Michael Pollan, Alice Waters, and Barbara Kingsolver's Animal, Vegetable, Miracle .
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ils:.b29892211BookBooks1st American ed.EnglishViking, 2010.341 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 24 cm
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subject_facetFamily farms -- England -- History
Farm life -- England -- History
Historic farms -- Conservation and restoration -- England
Sissinghurst Castle (England) -- History
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Family farms
Farm life
Historic farms
History