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Led by the Nose: A Garden of Smells

by Jenny Joseph

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0285636537, Hardcover)

In this month-by-month memoir, poet Jenny Joseph captures the smells and senses of her English garden. This unconventional viewpoint is expressed through Joseph's sharp observations and the sensual awareness in her poetry, combined with the energy of her descriptive writing. Also reflected is a sense of humor that sends up those in society who make one anxious about failing to live as the trendsetters dictate. Full of delicious diversions that lead readers off the straight and narrow path to smell the roses, this is a fascinating glimpse of a poet's daily and eccentric life.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:23:34 -0400)

Not since Laurie Lee or Flora Thompson has a writer captured the smells and moods of the English countryside in the manner of Jenny Joseph's Led By The Nose. The nation's favourite poet has tended her "rural slum" in the Cotswolds for decades and her calendar of a year in her garden grows into an evocation of a personality that is uniquely literary, often leading the reader off her garden path with the sharply sly humour of her famous old woman who wears purple. Jenny Joseph's memoir of a year in her garden through the sense of smell captures the feel of each month, as well as the flow of the.… (more)

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