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by Celia Thaxter

ePub An Island Garden download
Author:
Celia Thaxter
ISBN13:
978-0395745472
ISBN:
0395745470
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Publisher:
Mariner Books (October 25, 1995)
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Subcategory:
Gardening & Landscape Design
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1109 kb
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1187 kb
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4.7
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993

Celia Laighton Thaxter (1835-1894) was born in Portsmouth, NH. When she was four, her father became the lighthouse keeper on White Island in the Isles of Shoals. has been added to your Cart.

Celia Laighton Thaxter (1835-1894) was born in Portsmouth, NH. After resigning his post eight years later.

Celia Laighton Thaxter (June 29, 1835 – August 25, 1894) was an American writer of poetry and stories. For most of her life, she resided with her father on the Isles of Shoals at his Appledore Hotel. How she grew up to become a writer is detailed in her early autobiography (published by St. Nicholas), and her book entitled Among the Isles of Shoals.

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Celia Thaxter, the author of this book, takes the reader on an amazing journey through every phase of tending her beloved garden on Appledore Island.

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September 10th was a gloomy, overcast, but dry and comfortable day.

But there was also an air of maturity, a matronly being nodding in the crisp fall breeze assuring me she's been this way before, and it's ok. She'll rest now.

By CELIA THAXTER Write a book about it and tell us how it is done, that we ma. .

With pictures and illuminations by. Childe hassam. Year after year the island garden has grown in beauty and charm, so that in response to the many entreaties of strangers as well as friends who have said to me, summer after summer, "Tell us how you do it! Write a book about it and tell us how it is done, that we may go also and do likewise," I have written this book at last. Truly it contains the fruit of much sweet and bitter experience. Of what I speak I know, and of what I know I have freely given.

An Island Garden book. A lovely book with beautiful descriptions of her garden.

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Reading An Island Garden by Celia Thaxter has become a yearly ritual for me, to inspire and . Written in 1893, the year before her death, Celia Thaxter takes the reader on a descriptive journey through every phase of tending her beloved garden on Appledore Island

Reading An Island Garden by Celia Thaxter has become a yearly ritual for me, to inspire and prepare me for yet another hopeful year of gardening. Ms. Thaxter's intimacy with the pleasures and plagues of each variety of perennial, biennial or annual she grows (mostly of the old-fashioned varieties) is astounding. Written in 1893, the year before her death, Celia Thaxter takes the reader on a descriptive journey through every phase of tending her beloved garden on Appledore Island. Situated among the Isles of Shoals, Appledore Island is located some ten miles off the coast of Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Houghton Mifflin originally published this classic, written by a New England poet and illustrated by one of America's greatest impressionist painters, in 1894. Seven years ago, a slipcased facsimile gift edition introduced a new generation of readers to this American classic. Thaxter spent much of her life on the rocky, windy Isles of Shoals, off Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Her cottage was a salon for literary and artistic New Englanders, and her garden (which has recently been restored) was famous even before Childe Hassam chose it as a subject. In this book, Thaxter describes how she made a garden grow in this unlikely spot, despite having to ferry seedlings in a small boat across ten miles of stormy seas. All of Childe Hassam's paintings and chapter illuminations are retained in this paperback edition. And new readers will fall in love with Celia Thaxter's wonderfully readable text.
  • By far my favorite gardening book for winter reading. It is written in old style English but you very quickly become accustomed to that and soon realize that the writer gardens from the heart. Reading this in the winter will take you right into the garden with Mrs. Thaxter's descriptive writing. You can almost smell the soil and watch the seeds germinate.
    This edition has reprinted the lovely paintings from the original illustrations. Another treat.
    This edition is currently out of print, I look for it in resale shops and have been lucky enough to find it at very reasonable prices in like new condition for gifting fellow gardeners.
    A wonderful book for those who garden from their soul.

  • best garden book of a place and in a certain time ... ever! Worth owning! Worth reading. And if you are lucky ... worth going to that island in the Isle of Shoals, NH

  • Copy was fine but I had expected the drawings that were in the original that I had seen.

  • Reproduction of a classic in gardening history. A beautifully printed hardback with a hard slip cover.

  • I love how she explains things as she writes, talking to her flowers, describing each little flower's personality. I especially love how she describes the ocean waves as they break on the shore. It is like you are there with her and living every little detail. Fascinating book, I read it over many times because I just want to " live " there in my dreams.

  • Quite unique - it is a gift for a friend who loves all things gardening.

  • I was hoping for more pictures but the story of Celia Theater is a good one.

  • The images are by Childe Hassam. The garden was on an island in the Isles of Shoals off New Hampshire, which I've visited many times. Originals of this book are very expensive, so this edition is nice to have.