The Military Orchid - Nature Classics Library (Paperback)
  • The Military Orchid - Nature Classics Library (Paperback)
zoom

The Military Orchid - Nature Classics Library (Paperback)

(author), (illustrator), (illustrator), (author of introduction), (cover design/artwork)
£10.00
Paperback 152 Pages / Published: 07/10/2011
  • In stock online

Usually dispatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
Jocelyn Brooke's love affair with wild flowers and home-made fireworks began when he was growing up in Kent and exploring the countryside of the the Elham Valley. But there was one particular flower, especially rare and beautiful which became an obsession. Over three decades and through two world wars, in the deserts of Libya and the woodlands of Italy, in the chalk downs of Kent, Sussex and Hampshire, he searched continually for his most beloved and elusive Orchis militaris, the military orchid.Against the backdrop of his quintessentially English upbringing and his army career, with ts wonderful cast of snobbish neighbours, eccentric public school teachers and bullish staff sergeants, Jocelyn Brooke blends memoir, botany and satire to recall his lifelong quest. The Military Orchid is a comic masterpiece and became widely revered: Kingsley Amis decribed Brooke as "brilliant and exciting", John Betjeman called him "as subtle as the devil", and to Anthony Powell he was "one of the most interesting and talented" writers to emerge after the Second World War.

Publisher: Little Toller Books
ISBN: 9781908213051
Number of pages: 152
Weight: 272 g
Dimensions: 216 x 156 x 13 mm
Edition: New edition

You may also be interested in...

The Secret Garden
Added to basket
£6.99   £5.49
Paperback
Moby-Dick
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
Brave New World
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Frankenstein
Added to basket
£5.99
Paperback
Alone in Berlin (Slipcase Edition)
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
A Christmas Carol
Added to basket
Brighton Rock
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Added to basket
Frankenstein
Added to basket
£14.99   £11.99
Hardback
The Leopard
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
The Grapes of Wrath
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings
Added to basket
Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
Added to basket
Rebecca
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Dracula
Added to basket
£5.99
Paperback
Wuthering Heights
Added to basket
£5.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.