The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady

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The first publication of The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady in 1977 was a publishing phenomenon. The facsimile reproduction of Edith Holden's naturalist's diary for the year 1906 sold over one million copies in its first year and held the record number of appearances in bestseller lists for 15 years. Now on the 20th anniversary of its publication, we are reissuing the book. Edith Holden's handwritten works, including her favourite poems, personal thoughts and observations on the wildlife surrounding her Warwickshire home are exquisitely illustrated by beautiful paintings on very page of flora and fauna of the countryside through the seasons.

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Edith Holden was born in Worcester in 1871, one of seven children of a Midlands paint manufacturer. The family lived in the village of Olton in Warwickshire and it was there that she kept her diary. She later moved to London and married a sculptor, Ernest Smith. She tragically drowned, at the age of 49, while gathering buds from chestneut trees by the Thames.

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This is a facsimile reproduction of a naturalist's diary for the year 1906. Edith Holden recorded in words and paintings the flora and fauna of the British countryside through the changing seasons of the year.

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Publisher: Penguin, 1992
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