In the February 2013 issue of Martha Stewart Living, Melissa Ozawa wrote about gardening books, one page of which was called “Titles that Teach” and the other page was called “Books to Inspire.” Happily, she included my book about Rosemary Verey as the second book of six she listed and described.
The American Gardener, The Magazine of the American Horticultural Society, included my book with five other garden biographies, including that of my much admired friend, Judith Tankard, and her wonderful book about Gertrude Jekyll along with four other books I am now longing to read.
The Australian Financial Review reprinted Michael Dirda’s wonderful review that appeared earlier in the Washington Post on a full page, along with some of the photographs from the book.
This review said that while the book could have been reviewed as a biography, it was featured on The Gardening Shelf because “no avid gardener or collection catering to them should miss this.”
Here is a wonderful, personal and thoughtful review of my book written by Jane Fearnley-Whittingstall who knew and worked with Rosemary Verey.
My book was included in the thirteen books selected for the Christmas issue of CTC&G as “fireside reads to satisfy every bookworm on your list.”
I was delighted with the insightful and positive review just written in Publishers Weekly. It reads as follows or you can also find it on their website with the picture of the book by clicking here. Rosemary Verey: The Life and Lessons of a Legendary Gardener Barbara Paul Robinson. David R. Godine, $30 (288p) ISBN …
On the day of the Winter Solstice, Sacha Pfeiffer started her interview of me about my book by playing an actual recording of Rosemary Verey’s voice talking about The Garden in Winter, one of her most influential books. Then she went on to ask me about the book and my experience working for Rosemary Verey …
Elaine Showalter has named my book one of her picks for Books of the Year in the TLS. It reads as follows. Pat Barker’s Toby’s Room is the most emotionally powerful and aesthetically daring of her searing novels about World War I and British culture. Barker follows the group of Slade art students she wrote …
On his blog, Allan Becker reviewed my book — see below: