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Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady (original 1977; edition 1982)

by Edith Holden

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Title:Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady
Authors:Edith Holden
Info:Henry Holt & Co (P) (1982), Edition: First Edition, Paperback, 177 pages
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The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady by Edith Holden (1977)



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I met this lovely book in an antique store in Fort Langley. The watercolours, poems and quotations really attract me a lot. It's an magnificent and beautiful book! ( )
  niyizhi | Sep 26, 2012 |
I have very fond memories of watching the TV adaptation of this book when I was a child. The illustrations are lovely and the gentle pace makes me wish for times past. ( )
  EvaElisabeth | Mar 11, 2011 |
This was a very lovely book filled with art and poetry reflective of one year’s seasons and the natural changes that mark them. I began reading this book last January and continued to read in month by month throughout 2009, which put another great dimension in Holden’s reflections of the changing of the seasons as I too was experiencing this. As someone with an amateur interest in nature and an enjoyment of journals, Holden’s year long journal really added to my consciousness of the seasonal changes, which while slightly different in my native Minnesota than in Holden’s Warwickshire still resonated with me. ( )
2 vote Spoonbridge | Jan 5, 2010 |
A beautifully illustrated journey showing the changes in nature through a full year. ( )
1 vote floriferous | Apr 14, 2009 |
Such a pleasure to dip into. When the 21st century gets too much, escape to Edith's world and then go for a good long walk in the countryside. ( )
2 vote fanakapan | Jun 15, 2008 |
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Product Description A naturalist's delight, and a record-breaking gift book, back in print! In 1906, Edith Holden recorded in words and images the flora and fauna of the British countryside through the changing seasons. For 70 years, her enchanting journal lay undiscovered--until 1977, when it was first published with great success (as any bookseller will recall). Now, it is back in print, ours to treasure once again. All the charm and beauty of the original remains intact in this facsimile, with Holden's carefully handwritten entries: favorite poems, personal thoughts, observations of the wildlife she saw in her native Warwickshire; and remarks on her travels throughout England and Scotland. On every page, her exquisitely rendered paintings--executed with a naturalist's eye for detail and an artist's sensitivity and skill--capture birds perched on branches, their mouths open in song; a tiny shrew mouse, sniffing the air; delicate butterflies and slithering snakes; fluttering leaves; and an array of flowers, from pink foxgloves and trailing roses to yellow water lilies. And, each spellbinding picture reflects her deep love of nature. Surely a beloved classic for a new generation of book buyers.

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This new edition of the international best-seller, The country diary of an Edwardian lady, celebrates the centenary of the original book written in 1906. Recording in words and paintings the flora and fauna of the British countryside, Edith Holden's diary has become a unique tribute to the diversity of nature through the seasons.… (more)

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