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The Head Gardeners


Angus McAllister, the iron-willed ruler of the gardens at Blanding's Castle who reduced his employer, Lord Emsworth, to abject pleading when he threatened to resign, and Sir Joseph Paxton, designer of the Crystal Palace, are just two examples, one fictional, one historical, of an extraordinary group of men who fluorished in the golden age of the British country house in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. As Toby Musgrave shows, the great head gardeners enjoyed a status and an importance that extended far beyond ...

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The Head Gardeners
2009, Aurum Press, London

ISBN-13: 9781845134112

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The Head Gardeners
2007, Aurum Press, London

ISBN-13: 9781845132835


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