The Morville Hours: The Story of a Garden (Paperback)
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The Morville Hours: The Story of a Garden (Paperback)

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Paperback 384 Pages
Published: 06/04/2009
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_______________‘The Morville Hours is the most beautiful book I have read in years' - Nigel Slater

‘A truly remarkable book that is both intimate and universal. We are left with a renewed sense of what it is to be human' - Daily Telegraph‘This is gardening writing at its best. Swift's prose brings the garden alive in all its details, scents and meaning ... Evocative, heartfelt and magical' - Guardian_______________

In 1988 Katherine Swift arrived at the Dower House at Morville to create a garden of her own. This beautifully written, utterly absorbing book is the history of the many people who have lived in the same Shropshire house, tending the same soil, passing down stories over the generations.

Spanning thousands of years, The Morville Hours takes the form of a medieval Book of Hours. It is a meditative journey through the seasons, but also a journey of self-exploration. It is a book about finding one's place in the world and putting down roots.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9780747598237
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 272 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 23 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

‘A magical book. I have read it twice now. I love the richness of Katherine Swift's prose; the flashes of her family's story that are scattered through the deliciously written text; the gorgeous detail. The Morville Hours is the most beautiful book I have read in years' - Nigel Slater

‘An intriguing, magical story of a place, a person and her plants' - Anna Pavord, author of The Naming of Names

‘A truly remarkable book that is both intimate and universal. We are left with a renewed sense of what it is to be human, and of how we make our place in a world that is intricate, unpredictable and filled with quotidian mysteries' - Daily Telegraph

‘This is gardening writing at its best. Swift's prose brings the garden alive in all its details, scents and meaning ... Evocative, heartfelt and magical' - Guardian

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