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by Carol Klein,Clare Leighton

ePub Four Hedges download
Author:
Carol Klein,Clare Leighton
ISBN13:
978-0956254535
ISBN:
0956254535
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Publisher:
Little Toller Books (December 31, 2010)
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Arts & Literature
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Clare Leighton's woodcuts are exquisite alone, but her writing is simple and elegant enough to quietly intensify their impact

Clare Leighton's woodcuts are exquisite alone, but her writing is simple and elegant enough to quietly intensify their impact. This item: Four Hedges (Nature Classics Library).

Clare Leighton was born in London on 12 April 1898, the daughter of Robert Leighton (1858–1934) and Marie .

Clare Leighton was born in London on 12 April 1898, the daughter of Robert Leighton (1858–1934) and Marie Connor Leighton (1865–1941), both authors. The best known of her books are The Farmer's Year (1933; a calendar of English husbandry), Four Hedges - A Gardener's Chronicle (1935; the development of a garden from a meadow she had bought in the Chilterns) and Tempestuous Petticoat; The story of an Invincible Edwardian (1948; describing her childhood and her bohemian mother).

Clare Leighton, Fishermen & Nets, (BPL 615), original woodblock The best known of Clare Leighton’s books are The Farmer’s Year (1933) a calendar of English husbandry, Four Hedges – A Gardener’s Chronicle (1935)the development of a garden.

Clare Leighton, Fishermen & Nets, (BPL 615), original woodblock. Clare Leighton was an English/American artist, writer and illustrator, best known for her wood engravings. The best known of Clare Leighton’s books are The Farmer’s Year (1933) a calendar of English husbandry, Four Hedges – A Gardener’s Chronicle (1935)the development of a garden from a meadow she had bought in the Chilterns and Tempestuous Petticoat: The Story of an Invincible Edwardian (1948) describing her childhood and her bohemian mother.

So says an older woman of her childhood days in Clare Leighton’s tender ode to her garden.

Clare Leighton: Cotton Picking from ‘Southern Harvest’. Christmas card: Clare Leighton’s Santa Claus shoulders his load. We lived in the blank white spaces at the edges of print, Offred says in The Handmaid's Tale. We lived in the gaps between. The Rory Gilmore Book Challenge. Thirty Years of Cover Designs for The Handmaid’s Tale.

Clare Leighton - Four Hedges: a Gardener's Chronicle. Wood engraving from Four Hedges. Leighton, Clare - February: Lopping - Bookroom Art Press.

Clare Leighton was one of the finest engravers of the twentieth century. In the 1930s, when she settled in the countryside with her long-term partner, the political journalist Henry Noel Brailsford, she turned her creativity to the land. Gardening became her passion. This is the story of the garden she carved from meadowland deep in the Chiltern Hills. This is the most honest writing I've ever read".

Four Hedges, Clare Leighton. I have wanted to write about this book for several years, not just because the words and illustrations are beautiful but because I turn to it on tough days, days when I’m not quite sure how to be. I escape into it in the same way I escape into crocheting, drawing or into the wood behind our cottage. Clare Leighton was one of the most accomplished wood engravers of the last century, and she studied at the Slade and Central School of Arts and Crafts in the 1920s.

With guest readers Jo Brand and Phil Davis. With inspiration from environmentalist Wangari Maathai and a taste of Carol's beatnik roots from Jack Kerouac's 'On the Road'. Funny, touching, lyrical and down-to-earth readings to reflect Carol's taste and personality.

‘Phrases and images fill you with delight… This is the most honest writing I’ve ever read’ Carol Klein.
  • I love this book, it is beautifully written and illustrated. I really enjoy gardening books like that. It also makes me feel less alone here with the trials and tribulations we have with deer and other varmints. Even though this is set in England before the second world war, it is still timely. Also the woodcut illustrations are lovely. The book arrived in pristine condition, even though it was printed in 1935.

  • Clare Leighton's woodcuts are exquisite alone, but her writing is simple and elegant enough to quietly intensify their impact. I enjoyed the book so much I'm ordering 2 more - one for a British friend who can especially enjoy the references to native birds and flowers, and another for my elderly mother who will enjoy memories of being a child who spent time in her family's garden during the the time Leighton chronicles so well.

  • Excellent

  • I came across this book while researching volumes on the development of landscape architecture and gardening. Although it didn't meet the requirements of the material I needed, I was compelled by its charm to include it in the bibliography. It is the chronicle of a year in the development of a personal garden by the author, and illustrated with her woodcuts. The story is a personal and straightforward account of her daily efforts and thoughts, written in a way that endears you to her and to her garden. The woodcuts are very finely designed, and just as finely executed, and are worth the price of the book in themselves. A book worthy of reading or browsing, even if you are not a gardener, and just enjoy a bit of armchair travel to someone else's world.

  • I fell in love with this book from the moment I saw the first engraving. Her woodcuts are so full of motion and drama. She takes such care in the rendering of a few baby robins that they seem alive.