Verlag: Merlin Books Ltd, Braunton, first edition, 1990
Einband: Soft cover
Illustrated laminated wrappers, 8vo, 164 pp, ills. From the blurb: "This is the story of Waterperry - the story of an enterprise. It is the story of Beatrix Havergal and her life-long pursuit of excellence and the training of girls for careers in professional horticulture. In 1932 Miss Havergal and her friend Avice Sanders moved their budding school for lady gardeners to a large house and garden near Wheatley in Oxfordshire. It became a legend, and Waterperry girls went out into the world with credentials beyond question, some to maintain and cherish gardens of national importance, one at least to find fame as a plant photographer, all to be dedicated gardeners. Beatrix Havergal ran a tight ship; her wartime experiences (giving over land for food production) and her efforts to keep the books balanced by sending produce to Oxford Market are a record of extraordinary determination. But this remarkable woman achieved her results by kindness and good humour as well as by applying strict rules of conduct. Ursula Maddy tells for the first time the complete story of Waterperry Horticultural School. It is a very personal account, charting the precarious beginnings, the gradual progress and the battles fought against prejudice toward women gardeners." Small booklabel on title-page, wrappers creased, small price sticker on rear wrapper. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE-31133
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