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Sissinghurst

Vita Sackville-West

Sissinghurst

by Vita Sackville-West

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Published by National Trust in Sissinghurst Castle, Kent .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby V. Sackville-West.
The Physical Object
Pagination4 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17782589M

Home to Vita Sackville-West's bedroom and Harold Nicolson's book room, this atmospheric house sits in the middle of the garden as a retreat away from the world. Sissinghurst Castle Garden marked an important milestone last winter as we opened the South Cottage for the first time, with previously unseen objects and spaces to explore.   Adam Nicolson’s books include God’s Secretaries, Sea Room, Sissinghurst, and has made television and radio series on diverse subjects, from the King James Bible to Homer to the untold story of Britain’s twentieth-century whalers, and has written for the Sunday Times, the Sunday Telegraph, and the Daily Telegraph.A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, the /5(3).

A fuller version of the story can be found in Nicolson's book, Sissinghurst: An Unfinished History (). The formal gardens at Sissinghurst The flowerbed in violet tones.   The inhabitants of Sissinghurst always knew her as Mrs Nicolson, and most of her books are inscribed "VN". After his wife's death, the bereft Harold was .

Here are some books which may be of interest. As well as books about the garden I have included a couple by Vita Sackville-West, who, together with her husband, designed the garden. Many can be purchased from the shop at Sissinghurst. Click the book title to get a review and availability from Amazon, the on-line book sellers. The other book is about Adam Nicholson and Sissinghurst. Both books are interesting in their way- but the second one became a little tiresome and -worse- Organic. The main thrust is that Adam Nicholson remembers his childhood at Sissinghurst when Sissinghurst castle stood in the middle of a mixed farm- cattle, hops, apples- and it was lovely.


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Sissinghurst by Vita Sackville-West Download PDF EPUB FB2

From toVita Sackville-West, the British poet, bestselling author of All Passion Spent and maker of Sissinghurst, wrote a weekly column in the Observer depicting her life at Sissinghurst, showing her to be one of the most visionary horticulturalists of the twentieth-century.4/5.

From toVita Sackville-West, the British poet, bestselling author of All Passion Spent and maker of Sissinghurst, wrote a weekly column in the Observer depicting her life at Sissinghurst, showing her to be one of the most visionary horticulturalists of the twentieth-century/5(25). From Sissinghurst bookVita Sackville-West, the British poet, bestselling author of All Passion Spent and maker of Sissinghurst, wrote a weekly column in the Observer depicting her life at Sissinghurst, showing her to be one of the most visionary horticulturalists of the twentieth-century/5(29).

Sissinghurst was created among the ruins of an English Tudor castle by Vita Sackville-West, her Sissinghurst book Harold Nicolson, their kids and gardening staff from the 's through the 's.

The book is organized with one chapter for each garden area or outdoor room. A history of the area is given, with much failure and success along the way/5(13).

Sissinghurst Castle Garden (Kent) (National Trust Guidebooks) Paperback – October 1, by Nigel Nicolson (Author) out of 5 stars 1 rating. See all 5 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Sissinghurst book from Cited by: 1. Sissinghurst is also the biography of a place and Adam takes it all the way from prehistoric times to the present.

The book seems incredibly well-researched. It includes the geological, natural, social and political histories of the place now called Sissinghurst/5. The grandson of poet Vita Sackville-West records the sometimes murky history of Sissinghurst, a Kent estate where the author grew up—and now lives again—and which he has endeavored to restore to its former status as a self-sustaining : Adam Nicolson.

Come and see conservation in action at book month at Sissinghurst Castle Garden This hugely important work, costing up to £20 per book to conserve means that we now know they are housed in the best possible conditions.

The secondhand bookshop at Sissinghurst is a hidden gem. Situated in The Old Dairy along with the cafe and plant shop, you can browse the books whilst enjoying a cup of tea.

During the winter months the log burner helps to add to the atmosphere. We a sell a wide range of second hand books; from. Sissinghurst is closed, please do not travel here.

Historic, poetic, iconic; a refuge dedicated to beauty. Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson fell in love with Sissinghurst Castle and created a world renowned garden. More about this placeLocation: Biddenden Road, near Cranbrook, TN17 2AB, Kent. Sissinghurst is a personal biography of a place and an inspiring story of one man's quest to return a remarkable landscape to its best, most useful purpose.

Nicolson is an entertaining and charming writer and this book will capture fans of Michael Pollan, Alice Waters, and Barbara Kingsolver's Animal, Vegetable, by: 4. A fascinating account from award-winning author Adam Nicolson of the history of Nicolson’s own national treasure, his family home: Sissinghurst.

Sissinghurst is world-famous as a place of calm and beauty, a garden slipped into the ruins of a rose-pink Elizabethan palace.

But is it /5(68). From toVita Sackville-West, the British poet, bestselling author of All Passion Spent and maker of Sissinghurst, wrote a weekly column in the Observer depicting her life at Sissinghurst, showing her to be one of the most visionary horticulturalists of the twentieth-century.

Sissinghurst Castle Garden book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. The National Trust cares for the finest collection of historic /5(16). Sissinghurst: An Unfinished Story is written with that heightened lyricism which seems to have become the default mode for the new nature writing.

Beautiful in small portions, it can become too. Rich with historical detail, The White Garden is an enthralling novel of literary suspense that explores the many ways the past haunts the present–and the dark secrets that lurk beneath the surface of the most carefully tended Paperback, pages Published September 29th by Bantam/5.

This book relates the garden's outstanding features to the distinctive styles of Sir Harold and Vita, and examines the design, development, planting and maintenance of each part of the garden throughout Created by Vita Sackville-West and Sir Harold Nicolson, Sissinghurst represents romatic gardening at its most successful/5.

Whatever Sissinghurst's future, this book and Vita's ideas will inspire and, if you are even half a gardener, have you reaching for your gardening gloves with new purpose. : Kate Kellaway. Their work to reunite the garden with its wider landscape is described in Adam's book, Sissinghurst: An Unfinished History, which won the Ondaatje Prize, and was the subject of a BBC Four documentary, Sissinghurst, in Coordinates: 51°06′57″N 0°34′53″E /.

Buy Sissinghurst UK ed. by National Trust (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible : National Trust. Buy Sissinghurst: The Making of a Garden Reissue by Scott-James, Anne (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.5/5(2).Sissinghurst's garden was created in the s by Vita Sackville-West, poet and gardening writer, and her husband Harold Nicolson, author and diplomat.

Sackville-West was a writer on the fringes of the Bloomsbury group who found her greatest popularity in the weekly columns she contributed as gardening correspondent of The Observer, which incidentally – for she never touted it – made her own garden District: Tunbridge Wells. Sissinghurst by Adam Nicolson Aimee Shalan.

This book, which won the Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize, is a beautifully expressed exploration of the estate from its historic Author: Aimee Shalan.