Garden Gnomes: A History

byTwigs Way

Paperback | September 22, 2009

Garden Gnomes: A History by Twigs Way
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This is the intriguing story of garden gnomes and how they have come to reside in the flowerbeds of gardens across Britain. Originating in Europe, gnomes made the leap across the channel in the nineteenth century, where they were welcomed warmly by wealthy Brits who saw them as the must-have garden accessory. But the fortunes of the humble gnome were not to last, and they soon found themselves sneered at by serious gardeners. Turned away from fashionable gardens, the little gnomes found a friend in many a working class gardener, who adopted them in increasing numbers, and in a variety of humorous poses. Today, gnomes are as popular with the masses as ever, and this entertaining illustrated history will appeal to those who love, and hate, these small bearded characters.
Twigs Way is a garden historian and writer, and the author of a number of books on garden subjects, including Crocodiles in the Fernery and Allotments. The author lives in Cambridge, England.
Title:Garden Gnomes: A HistoryFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:56 pages, 8.26 X 5.9 X 0.17 inShipping dimensions:56 pages, 8.26 X 5.9 X 0.17 inPublished:September 22, 2009Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0747807108

ISBN - 13:9780747807100

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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