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Dear Christo: Memories of Christopher Lloyd at Great Dixter by Rosemary Alexander (£7.50)Publisher: Portland & London: Timber Press — 2010
Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9781604692235]
Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped.
Description: Contains: Colour photographs; Maps ; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;
From the cover: “GREAT DIXTER IS A PLACE OF pilgrimage for gardeners all over the world, its exuberant, individualistic style inspiring legions of green-fingered visitors. Yet the impact of Christopher Lloyd’s unique creation extends way beyond the gardening world and affects all who pass through it in a very particular way.
In this intimate collection of written and photographic contributions, Christopher Lloyd’s wide circle of family and friends describe what Great Dixter means to them. Food, poetry, music and plants feature large with one guest recounting the delight of eating an exquisitely cooked turbot and another how a bloom of magnolia was analysed with botanical precision during the course of dinner. Visitors remember the feel of the centuries-old floorboards underfoot, the thrill of waking early to peer out on topiary enshrouded in fog and many describe how, in one way or another, Great Dixter changed their lives.
This valuable record encapsulates what makes time spent at Great Dixter in particular, and to some extent time spent in all gardens, so irreplaceable. It adds an important layer to our understanding of Christopher Lloyd’s achievements and a reminder that each of us takes away something different from a visit to Great Dixter and that it remains with us long after we have left the gates.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Beth Chatto, Fergus Garrett & Rosemary Alexander. Size: 9¼" x 7¼". Burgundy boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 207 pages.
P&P: UK 1st £3.92. UK 2nd £2.30. EU Surface £6.46. EU Air £6.60. ROW Surface £6.46. ROW Air £11.72