The Nature Notes of an Edwardian Lady is a newly-discovered predecessor to the phenomenal bestseller The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady. Entitled by Edith Holden simply Nature Notes 1905, this entirely new diary is composed in a similar style to The Country Diary, with Edith Holden's thoughts, anecdotes and writings interspersed with poetry; she records in meticulous detail her personal observations of the nature and wildlife in her native Midlands and on her visits to Devon. Unlike The Country Diary, though, her hand-writing was done only in rough draft and has been set in type in this book to aid legibility.
The book is filled with Edith Holden's exquisite watercolour paintings of flowers, plants, birds and butterflies. There are over 150 new paintings, executed with unsurpassed beauty and charm; many of them show delightful countryside and landscape scenes, including hares, rabbits, squirrels, foxes and other animals which do not appear in The Country Diary.
The Nature Notes of an Edwardian Lady is not only a companion to The Country Diary and a must for all devotees of Edith Holden, but a book that will appeal to all lovers of nature and the countryside. Beautifully evoking the peace and tranquillity of Edwardian England, this book is destined to be a treasured gift for all times and all seasons.