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ID
e10
Title
"Miss Jekyll."
Genre
Book Review
Page Count
1
Word Count
650
Publisher
Spectator
Publication Year
1934
Document Types
Full-text Online

In this brief review of Gertude Jekyll: A Memoir (by Francis Jekyll), Bates pays tribute to a horticulturist ("she laid out something like two hundred gardens") and author (of nearly twenty books on plants and gardening) for whom "gardening was clearly a spiritual thing...something like a religion." He however finds this memoir inadequate; "she stands out as an extraordinary figure, and she is worthy of an extraordinary biographer." In The Spectator (September 28, 1934, p. 448).


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