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by Mirabel Osler

Free eBook A Gentle Plea for Chaos download ISBN: 155970439X
Author: Mirabel Osler
Publisher: Arcade Publishing; Reprint edition (May 10, 1998)
Language: English
Pages: 192
Category: Home, Hobbies and Crafts
Subcategory: Gardening and Landscape Design
Size MP3: 1893 mb
Size FLAC: 1769 mb
Rating: 4.8
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A gentle plea for chaos.

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Ships from and sold by sandyman33. Osler's thinking is original, intuitive, and sharp as a tack; as a gardening writer she rightly sits up there with Henry Mitchell and Eleanor Perenyi.

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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More about Mirabel Osler. Mirabel Osler - A gentle plea for chaos (1989). View all Mirabel Osler Quotes. Planting trees is a venture into the future, it is a hand held out to other generations.

With wisdom, warmth, and sincerity, the author shows gardeners how they can make their gardens reflect both their own personalities and nature's own designs, celebrating the blend of chaos and control that beautifies the English home garden. 12,500 first printing.
User reviews
Usishele
This account of one couple's experience in creating their garden in the English countryside is entertaining and afforded me many opportunities to think, " Isn't that just the way it is!" But imagining all the physical work they supposedly did on their own really exhausted me. I do really appreciate their approval of letting plants be "natural" to their surroundings and like its justification of the lovely mess I keep.
Uscavel
Mirabel has given me the mental freedom to allow my garden to "drift" and not be so perfect....WOW!
Kahavor
This delightful book has been my favourite garden book for many years. I made the mistake of loaning my original copy and never got it back. It's been out of print so I was thrilled to find it online. Beautiful photos of a lush British garden.
Eng.Men
Chaos in the garden? That's something I can relate to, so this title grabbed my attention. The photo of the author on the back cover depicts a middle-aged woman, barefooted and wearing a straw hat and a frumpy outfit backed by ferns. What the photo could not convey was that what the author might lack in fashion sense, she more than made up for in literary style. As a garden writer, I've quoted frequently from these eloquent pages.
Water
Ms. Osler wrote this book after her best seller 'A Breath From Elsewhere' so maybe my disappointment is owing to reading number two. I honestly can't see why everyone is so excited about this author. It's a nice book and pleasant to read before you go to sleep, but not particularly insightful (Jim Nollman, Allen Lacey), funny (Henry Mitchell), filled with useful information (Miss Elizabeth Lawrence) or historical tidbits (Anna Pavord). It's a good read, but doesn't deserve 5 stars.
Super P
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.
Tygrarad
Everybody should read this