Sissinghurst: An Unfinished History [Audiobook] download free by Adam Nicolson

Sissinghurst: An Unfinished History Audiobook download free by Adam Nicolson
  • Listen audiobook: Sissinghurst: An Unfinished History
  • Author: Adam Nicolson
  • Release date: 2009/8/20
  • Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: History and Archaeology
  • ISBN: 9780007240555
  • Rating: 9.74 of 10
  • Votes: 777
  • Review by: Nikolai Fullerton
  • Review rating: 7.88 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/17
  • Duration: 4H55M53S in 256 kbps (80 MB)
  • Date of creation of the audiobook: 2018-07-12
  • You can listen to this audiobook in formats: MPEG-4 SLS, WAV, MP4, MPEG4, AC3, WMA, MP3, FLAC (compression 7Z, RAR, LZ, ZIP, LHA, Z)
  • Total pages original book: 400
  • Includes a PDF summary of 32 pages
  • Duration of the summary (audio): 24M3S (6.4 MB)
  • Description or summary of the audiobook: A fascinating account from award-winning author Adam Nicolson of the history of Nicolson's own national treasure, his family home: Sissinghurst. Sissinghurst is world-famous as a place of calm and beauty, a garden slipped into the ruins of a rose-pink Elizabethan palace. But is it entirely what its creators intended? Has its success over the last thirty years come at a price? Is Sissinghurst everything it could be? The story of this piece of land, an estate in the Weald of Kent, is told here for the first time from the very beginning. Adam Nicolson, who now lives there, has uncovered remarkable new findings about its history as a medieval manor and great sixteenth-century house, from the days of its decline as an eighteenth-century prison to a flourishing Victorian farm and on to the creation, by his grandparents Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson, of a garden in a weed-strewn wreck. Alongside his recovery of the past, Adam Nicolson wanted something else: for the land at Sissinghurst to live again, to become the landscape of orchards, cattle, fruit and sheep he remembered from his boyhood. Could that living frame of a mixed farm be brought back to what had turned into monochrome fields of chemicalised wheat and oilseed rape? Against the odds, he was going to try. This paperback edition will be fully updated to cover the first year of Adam Nicolson's endeavour to revive the estate and return it to the glories of its past. More than just a personal biography of a place, this book is the story of taking an inheritance and steering it in a new direction, just as an entrepreneur might take hold of a company, or just as all of us might want to take our dreams and make them real.
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Local History, Gardens (descriptions, History Etc)
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 15.95 USD
  • Dimensions: 130x195x25mm
  • Weight: 350g
  • Printed by: HarperPress
  • Published in: London, United Kingdom

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