Title: Three Acres and a Mill
Author: Robert Gathorne-Hardy
Description: Second impression, 1939. Book is lightly bumped and worn at head and tail of spine as well as fore edge corners. Address label from previous owner on front paste-down. Illustrated with twenty-one full-page and an endpaper map. Dust jacket chipped at fore-edge corners and spine ends; head is missing about 6-8mm of material; wear at spine edges; not price clipped; in an archival mylar cover. 361 pages.
Autobiographical account of life in a remote Berkshire village, gardening and plant hunting, as well as the author's travels to the Pyrenees, Iceland, the Canary Islands and the Alps. Written in 1938 with the crisis overshadowing the work and the author reconciling himself to the inevitability of war.
Robert Gathorne-Hardy (1902-1973) was a British writer, poet, botanist, and horticulturalist. In 1960 he was made a Fellow of the Linnean Society.
Condition: Very Good–
Jacket Condition: Good–
Publisher: J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd
Keywords: Berkshire, gardening, autobiography,
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