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Anna Pavord - The Tulip - 9780747546214 - KKD0007475
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The Tulip

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Description for The Tulip Paperback. Good copy with some shelf wear
The Tulip is not a gardening book. It is the story of a flower that has made men mad. Greed, desire, anguish and devotion have all played their part in the development of the tulip into the world-wide phenomenon it is today. No other flower has ever carried so much cultural baggage; it charts political upheavals, illuminates social behaviour, mirrors economic booms and busts, plots the ebb and flow of religious persecution. Pavord tells how the tulip arrived from Turkey and took the whole of Western Europe by storm. Sumptuously illustrated from a wide range of sources, this beautifully ... Read more

Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publication date
2000
Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Condition
Used, Good
Number of Pages
304
Place of Publication
London, United Kingdom
ISBN
9780747546214
SKU
KKD0007475
Shipping Time
Usually ships in 2 to 4 working days
Ref
99-1

About Anna Pavord
Anna Pavord is the gardening correspondent for THE INDEPENDENT and the author of widely praised gardening books including PLANT PARTNERS and THE BORDER BOOK. She wrote for the OBSERVER for twenty years, has contributed to COUNTRY LIFE, ELLE DECORATION and COUNTRY LIVING, and is an associate editor of GARDENS ILLUSTRATED. For the last thirty years she has lived in Dorset, ... Read more

Reviews for The Tulip
Splendidly extravagant history...an astonishing bouquet of economic and cultural lore, grand historic trends and horticultural exotica.
Publishers Weekly Visually stunning
New Yorker Fascinating and sumptuous...an epic drama, a true tale that spans continents and centuries, shows humankind at its worst and its best, with heroes and villains galore. ... Read more

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