Parker, Jill The Purest of Pleasures : The Creation of a Romantic Garden
London Hodder & Stoughton, Limited 1988 034041605X / 9780340416051 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket
Illustrated by Brammall, Wendy
Slight spine slant, corners bumped, slight edge wear to jacket. A clean, bright, attractive copy. 192 pp, 8 pp of color plates, line drawings, index of plants.
"When Jill Parker and her husband bought a disused farm with five and a half acres of seedy farmland, she knew virtually nothing about gardening. The farm came complete with derelict outhouses, old chicken-runs, concrete pigsties and dilapidated sheds roofed in corrugated iron. But to Jill Parker, it was to be the garden she had been looking for, a garden which she would simply have to create from scratch. The Purest of Pleasures is the fascinating story of that garden in the making and its gradual transformation, under the hand of an enthusiastic plantswoman, from these unpromising beginnings into a thing of grace and beauty."; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall