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Down to Earth by Osbert Lancaster, Anne Scott-James

Down to Earth


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Down to Earth by Osbert Lancaster, Anne Scott-James

First published in 1971, Down to Earth is a gardening classic: a treasury of gardening ideas on a wide range of topics. Ideas on designing and planting, ideas for the winter garden and the wild garden, ideas for planting the odd corner or filling the August gap, ideas for hedges and climbing plants, paths and windbreaks, ideas on books to read and gardens to visit. Anne Scott-James, a devoted but amateur gardener, writes about her own garden, made, like so many, with too little time, money and professional help, full of imperfections but a continual source of pleasure. She also writes about many other gardens all over Britain, and the practical and imaginative ideas she has collected from them. The text is engagingly illustrated with cartoons by her husband, Osbert Lancaster.


Enjoy Anne Scott-James's gardening classic with witty illustrations by her cartoonist husband, Osbert Lancaster ... its appeal is to all whose gardens are created with too little money and help, never match up to their dreams, but are a continuous source of pleasure Country Homes & Interiors Quality reprint of 1970s classic Daily Telegraph

About the Author

Sir Osbert Lancaster produced several books on architecture, and from 1939 onwards he produced cartoons for the Daily Express, using his character Maudie Littlehampton to satirise upper-class preoccupations. He died in 1986. Anne Scott-James is the author of a string of successful books including several gardening classics.

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Publication date

1st September 2004


Osbert Lancaster, Anne Scott-James

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Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd


176 pages





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