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Published: 30 September 2014

272 Pages | 45 illus., 12 colour plates

8.5 x 5.3 inches

ISBN: 9780198700869

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The Hermit in the Garden

From Imperial Rome to Ornamental Gnome

Gordon Campbell

  • The intriguing tale of the craze for ornamental hermits - the must-have accessory for the grand gardens of Georgian England and beyond
  • Tells the story of garden hermits from their distant ancestors in imperial Rome to their humble descendant, the garden gnome
  • Reveals the indelible mark hermits made on the gardens and the literature of the eighteenth century - and how they live on in the art, literature, and drama of our own day
  • Re-visits many of the surviving hermitage buildings that remain scattered through England, Ireland, and Scotland
  • Includes a comprehensive checklist of surviving hermitages in the UK and Ireland for the avid hermitage-hunter