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Elizabeth And Her German Garden

Elizabeth von Arnim

8 Reviews

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Virago Modern Classics, Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

*A witty and ecstatic tale of transforming a wilderness into a garden

*By the author of The Enchanted April

*Introduced by Elizabeth Jane Howard

May 7th -- There were days last winter when I danced for sheer joy out in my frost-bound garden in spite of my years and children. But I did it behind a bush, having a due regard for the decencies ...'

Elizabeth's uniquely witty pen records each season in her beloved garden, where she escapes from the stifling routine of indoors: servants, meals, domestic routine, and the presence of her overbearing husband ...

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Praise for Elizabeth And Her German Garden

  • An extraordinary work ... idyllic - ELIZABETH JANE HOWARD

  • A gem of a book: rare, simple, innocent and charming. I was captivated - SUSAN HILL, GOOD HOUSEKEEPING

  • Elizabeth von Arnim is a mistress of irony - LISA ST AUBIN DE TERAN

  • She has a wild sense of comedy and a vision - continually thwarted though it was - of potential happiness - PENELOPE MORTIMER

  • An extraordinary work ... idyllic - ELIZABETH JANE HOWARD

  • A gem of a book: rare, simple, innocent and charming. I was captivated - SUSAN HILL, GOOD HOUSEKEEPING

  • Elizabeth von Arnim is a mistress of irony - LISA ST AUBIN DE TERAN

  • She has a wild sense of comedy and a vision - continually thwarted though it was - of potential happiness - PENELOPE MORTIMER

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Elizabeth von Arnim

A greatly admired literary figure of her time, Elizabeth von Arnim was born in 1866 and brought up in England. She spent later years in Switzerland, the French Riviera and America, where she died in 1941.

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