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THE WRITER IN THE GARDEN

Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Boyd Gaines, Deborah Hazlett, Simon Jones, et al.

Contemporary Culture • 3 hrs. • Anthology • ©

No gardener should miss this audio program. It can welcome spring, relax a weary back, brighten a dreary day and inspire plenty of garden projects--both real and imagined. Drawn from essays, poetry and letters in a creative array of sources, the program defines the spirit of gardening. There's not just one view----we have selections from several respected garden writers: Gertrude Jekyll, Ken Druse, Vita Sackville-West and Russell Paige----and authors known for their descriptions of, if not their interest in, gardens: Henry James, Homer, Colette, and Edith Wharton. The gardens, too, have great variety: gardens to be viewed, gardens to be dug in, gardens to inspire, English gardens, Southern gardens, Frances Hodgson Burnett's secret garden and Homer's garden of King Alcinous. Each piece seems to have a personality of its own----reflective, imperious, funny or impassioned. The six narrators who present these wonderful selections are each perfectly cast to the pieces they read. Simon Jones and Pamela Salem lend their articulate, cultured British voices; Boyd Gaines offers a rich American baritone and Deborah Hazlett contributes her soft, Southern regionalism. As a gift for a gardener there could be nothing better. R.F.W. Winner of AUDIOFILE Earphones Award ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN 97]

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Formats

Airbox pak • HighBridge Audio • 1996

CS ISBN 1565111753 $16.95 • Two cassettes

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