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Bricks and flowers : an Anglo-Irish memoir / Katherine Everett.

By: Everett, Katherine, 1872-1954.
Publisher: Bantry, Co. Cork : Somerville Press, 2018Description: x, 251 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9781999997021; 1999997026.Subject(s): Everett, Katherine, 1872-1954 -- Autobiography | Gardeners -- Ireland -- Biography | Ireland -- Social life and customs -- 20th century -- BiographyDDC classification: 920 Summary: "Originally published in 1949, this extraordinary memoir tells of the author's difficult upbringing in an Irish big house, where her mother brought her up on the Peerage and Anglo-Catholic theology. She was eventually rescued by an aunt and brought to England, where she studied art. Her subsequent career largely involved gardening and building, mainly in England, but also in San Martino and in a large house outside Dublin during the Irish Civil War. This book also contains fascinating descriptions of some of Everett's many friends and acquaintances, including Oscar Wilde, George Moore, Augustus John, and Rodin. Everett was somewhat nomadic, living variously in British Columbia, Italy, Ireland (where she got involved in the Civil War) and various parts of England, but eventually found her m'tier as a house-builder and garden designer. She died in 1954" - Book cover
List(s) this item appears in: New Acquisitions Autumn 2021
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Irish Collection 920 EVE (Browse shelf) Checked out 19/11/2021 000437341

Originally published: 1949.

"Originally published in 1949, this extraordinary memoir tells of the author's difficult upbringing in an Irish big house, where her mother brought her up on the Peerage and Anglo-Catholic theology. She was eventually rescued by an aunt and brought to England, where she studied art. Her subsequent career largely involved gardening and building, mainly in England, but also in San Martino and in a large house outside Dublin during the Irish Civil War. This book also contains fascinating descriptions of some of Everett's many friends and acquaintances, including Oscar Wilde, George Moore, Augustus John, and Rodin. Everett was somewhat nomadic, living variously in British Columbia, Italy, Ireland (where she got involved in the Civil War) and various parts of England, but eventually found her m'tier as a house-builder and garden designer. She died in 1954" - Book cover

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