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Portrait of a Garden by Kerry Carman

This book is an intimate description and visual record of Kerry Carmans garden, drawn from personal observation and diaries. She also illustrated it. There are also snippets of Folklore associated with the different seasons.

Winner of the AW Reed Memorial Book Award. Excerpts from a New Zealand Garden Diary.
First published 1983 by A H & A Reed Ltd Wellington & Elsewhere. This hardback 266 page copy is in very good condition. It has lots of colour and mono paintings,sketches and diagrams by the author, to illustrate the text
When Kerry's life was suddenly disrupted by a serious injury, her garden offered therapy and solace. This book is an intimate descriptive and visual record of her garden, drawn from personal observation and the diaries themselves. As well there are snippets of folklore and recipes old and new which embody the "taste' of a particular season.


Paperback, very good condition 266 pages, 1990


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