A collection of wide-ranging essays on Britain's best-loved flowers from the author of The Long, Long Life of Trees
The Brief Life of Flowers is an ode to the flowers that fill our countrysides, our woodlands and our homes. Part nature writing, part memoir, Fiona Stafford explores Britain's flora, as well as the literature and lore that surrounds it.
From snowdrops and sunflowers, to pansies and poppies, this beautifully illustrated book is a delightful companion through the landscapes of Britain's floral history.
Fiona Stafford's enchanting study is stoutly built, plainly and stylishly written, admirably achieved as to both artistry and pedagogy, and as gripping as a good thriller, replete with plots and character - The Times
Written with verve, pace, genuine wit and an inspired eye for the quirky fact or anecdote - Daily Mail
Elegant, engaging, impeccably written and packed with interest - Sunday Times
. - Praise for Fiona Stafford