Germaine Greer presents an anthology of poems culled from all periods, ranging from Roman to medieval poetry, and including the best-known paean, Marvell's "The Garden",
Tennyson's comic "Amphion",
and Donne's meditations on individual flowers, herbs and trees.
It is a book of beautiful texts and intriguing information that can be read along with the seed catalogues in the dead of winter, or in the gaps between tasks on a busy day in spring, or between snoozes in the hammock in the deep midsummer.
'a beautifully produced and evocative collection' - Rosemary Goring, Herald
Dr Germaine Greer first came to international attention thirty years ago with the publication of The Female Eunuch. She is Professor of English at Warwick University and a respected columnist and cultural commentator. She lives in Essex where she is a passionate gardener.