Free eBook A Gentle Plea for Chaos download
by Mirabel Osler
Author: Mirabel Osler
Publisher: Arcade Publishing; Reprint edition (May 10, 1998)
Category: Home, Hobbies and Crafts
Subcategory: Gardening and Landscape Design
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A gentle plea for chaos.
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A Gentle Plea for Chaos book. Mirabel Osler, a discerning, clever and gentle English writer, basically tells us to cool it and not get so frantic about playing in the dirt. Sort of smell the roses and don't be too upset if the deer got most of them. In this book the author describes the way her garden evolved and how, without meaning to do so, she let it take over her life. Frequently funny and always stimulating, she writes of the alchemy of gardens, of the 19th-century plant-collectors and plant illustrators and of the gardening philosophers, all fertilizing great thoughts along with their hollyhocks. She won the 1988 Sinclair Consumer Press Garden Writer of the Year Award.
Mirabel Osler (1925 - 2016) was an English writer and garden designer. Her book A Gentle Plea for Chaos, based on her experiences in her garden in Shropshire, was said to send "a blast of fresh air through the stuffy rooms of the English gardening world when it was first published. Mirabel was born Mirabel E E Birnstingl in 1925 in London. She was the daughter of Harry Joseph Birnstingl and Phyllis Taylor Reid. Her stepfather was the author and journalist Aylmer Vallance.
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A Gentle Plea for Chaos - Mirabel Osler. Praise for A Gentle Pleas for Chaos. Books and catalogues come into their own in winter. Or pick up one of those superb books such as Private Gardens of England, by Penelope Hobhouse, on a wild, wet afternoon in February when the wind is shrilling outside, moaning through the gaps and spattering the window with rain.
On the enchantment of gardening, Mirabel Osler writes, "Somewhere, invisibly and very powerfully, I am being got at by something very pushy. I know that when I walk into my garden and start working, I am drawn across an invisible threshold I never knew existed until I began to grovel. Warm and insightful, this book belongs with the classics of garden literature.
Mirabel Osler is the critically acclaimed author of A Breath from Elsewhere and the classic A Gentle Plea for Chaos. She lives in Shropshire.
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