Gilding The Lily: Inside The Cut Flower Industry (Paperback)Amy Stewart (author)
Publisher: Granta Books
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 325 g
Dimensions: 216 x 133 x 25 mm
Stewart does an admirable job ... some first- rate reportage -- Charles Elliott * Literary Review *
I also heartily recommend Amy Stewart's very readable book, Gilding the Lily, wherein she inquires extensively into the world of commercial flower growing: including matters such as worker conditions, air miles, plant breeding, patenting, pesticides, and the reason why flowers don't smell any more -- Jane Powers * Irish Times *
It is interesting to learn of ancient concerns about the distorting effects of flower production -- Geoff Simons * Morning Star *
An informative guide to the global cut flower trade * Amateur Gardening *
Amy Stewart goes inside the cut flower business ... and reveals the stories behind the world's favourite lily and the search for a blue rose * Choice Magazine *
One of the quirkiest books of the last quarter * Oldie *
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