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Cousins
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'A wonderful book. Salley Vickers spins a spellbinding account of a family in distress' Elizabeth Strout

How much can love ask of us?

Brilliant and mercurial Will Tye suffers a life changing accident. The terrible event ripples through three generations of the complex and eccentric Tye family, bringing to light old tragedies and dangerous secrets. Each member of the family holds some clue to the chain of events which may have led to the accident and each holds themselves to blame. Most closely affected is Will's cousin Cecelia, whose affinity with Will leaves her most vulnerable to his suffering and whose own life is for ever changed by how she will respond to it.

Told through the eyes of three women close to Will, his sister, his grandmother and his aunt, Cousins is a novel weaving darkness and light which takes us from the outbreak of World War Two to the present day, exploring the recurrence of tragedy, the nature of trangression, and the limits of morality and love.

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By: Penguin.   2016-11-03

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By: Viking.   2016-11-03

Yankee Candle Holiday Party Advent Calendar - Multi-Colour
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This Yankee Candle is a perfect holiday gift for friends, family, or simply for yourself to curl up cozy by the fire on cold winter nights. The gift set features 23 Tea Light Candles in this years festive fragrances: All is Bright, Festive Cocktail, Christmas Cookie, Macaron Treats, Snowflake Cookie and Star Anise & Orange, plus 1 Christmas Eve® Votive Candle. Make the countdown to Christmas 2016 one to remember, with this truly stunning limited Edition Advent Box from Yankee Candle. The Holiday Party Votives scents are:Macaron Treats - Inspired by the classic Parisian meringue confection, containing notes of vanilla, almond and irresistible sugar.Star Anise & Orange - A juicy slice of zesty orange cooled by sweet anise and spiced with festive clove.Festive Cocktail - A citrus combination of cranberry and blackcurrant enlivened with refreshing pine with a sweet vanilla base.All Is Bright - Sparkling fruity scents of grapefruit and orange combine with warm redcurrant and mingle with sweet musk to create an exotic atmosphere.Red Apple Wreath - Satisfying scents of sweet, ripe and red apples, scented with cinnamon sticks and blended with rich walnuts and maple.
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By: Yankee Candle.  

The Creative Shrub Garden: Eye-Catching Combinations That Make Shrubs the Stars of Your Garden
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In 'The Creative Shrub Garden' Andy McIndoe provides a truly shrub-focused design guide which shows the reader how to combine shrubs along with perennials and bulbs in attractive, long-lasting planting schemes. He describes how to use these low-maintenance woody plants in the way that gardeners normally use perennials. The book contains a planting design chapter which uses a mood-board approach to show how different garden moods and styles can be achieved with the right combination of shrubs. Handy lists cover key topics such as shrubs for difficult situations and readers can also use the comprehensive plant directory to make up their own personalised planting schemes.
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By: Timber Press.   2014-08-01

The Wild Garden
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William Robinson's revolutionary book, The Wild Garden, envisioned an authentically naturalistic....
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By: Timber Press.   2010-01-01

Orchids
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A beautiful, richly illustrated book on Europe’s wild orchids – perhaps the most enigmatic and popular group in the botanical world.

The orchid family (Orchidaceae), numbering some 25,000 species, is one of the world’s two largest families of flowering plants. Whilst the vast majority of orchids are found in the wet tropics, Europe accommodates c.130 native orchid species which are equally arranged in dense inflorescences of great beauty. Furthermore, the adaptations encountered in some of the European species are just as fascinating as those of their tropical relatives.

This book provides an introduction to the native orchids of Europe. It features four sections: ‘Structure and systematics’, ‘Orchids and the environment’, ‘Orchid portraits’ and ‘How to learn more’. This part constitutes the bulk of the book, presenting individual genera in a sequence which reflects their most likely evolutionary relationships. Each genus is introduced by one page of text and illustrated by one or more colour plates on the following pages. The text gives information on how to recognise the genus, where it is distributed, and the estimated number of species it contains – alongside information on the range of environmental requirements and flowering times in the European species. Depending on the genus, additional information may be found on topics such as pollination biology, associated fungi, evolutionary relationships or systematic problems.

Beautiful watercolour artwork accompanies the text, making this an indispensable gift for anyone interested in the natural world. Not only is it a useful field guide, it is also a beautiful art book.


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By: William Collins.   2017-05-04

The Timber Press Guide to Succulent Plants of the World: The Definitive Reference to More Than 2000 Species
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The Timber Press Guide to Succulent Plants of the World This encyclopedic yet accessible volume features comprehensive, richly illustrated descriptions of more than 2000 succulents, including both familiar species as well as less common, more exotic plants. Full description
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By: Timber Press.   2011-11-21

British Gardens in Time: The Greatest Gardens and the People Who Shaped Them
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As Seen on the BBC. British Gardens in Time takes four iconic gardens, each a product of its age, and provides a fascinating window into the creators and events that shaped them. The stories of their creation include obsession, escape, social ambition, political intrigue, heartbreak, bankruptcy and disaster. In unravelling these remarkable stories we reach back over the centuries to see these great gardens through fresh eyes. From the magnificent landscape garden at Stowe created by Bridgeman, Kent and Lancelot 'Capability' Brown; the Victorian masterpiece of Biddulph Grange; the romantic Arts & Crafts retreat at Nymans; and Christopher Lloyd's plantsman's paradise at Great Dixter, you will hear of adventure, innovation and visionary individuals who changed the way we create our gardens and the plants we grow. Author Katie Campbell weaves the stories of these four exemplary gardens into a history of British gardening from the earliest cultivated spaces to the present day, exploring trends, influences and pioneers. Fascinating historic detail and atmospheric storytelling make this a compelling read.British Gardens in Time includes a foreword by CHRIS BEARDSHAW, specially commissioned photography by NATHAN HARRISON, and extensive archive illustrations. Author KATIE CAMPBELL lectures widely, leads garden tours and writes on the social history of gardening. Her other books published by Frances Lincoln are Icons of Twentieth-Century Landscape Design and Paradise of Exiles.
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By: Frances Lincoln.   2014-03-27

The Kew Gardens Exotic Plants Colouring Book
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A gorgeous colouring book which showcases illustrations by accomplished British botanical artists Harriet Anne Hooker Thiselton-Dyer and Walter Hood Fitch, originally featured in the world-famous Curtis's Botanical Magazine. There are 44 line artworks for you to colour in, each accompanied by the artist's original watercolour plate. Drawn from life, these images show the detail, colour and form of the actual plant. They will inspire you to produce increasingly accurate representations while bringing your own personal touch to the subject. This title will appeal to green-fingered artists everywhere who will delight in bringing the line drawings to life in glorious colour. This paperback book has 64 pages and measures: 28 x 22.5 x 0.8cm.
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By: Arcturus Publishing Ltd.   2015-05-15

Encyclopedia of Exotic Plants for Temperate Climates
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With their bold foliage, exuberant colors, and luscious scents, exotic plants ignite curiosity an....
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By: Timber Press.   2007-11-15


 

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