The Paper Garden

  • by Molly Peacock
  • Narrated by Jill Tanner
  • 11 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In The Paper Garden, celebrated poet Molly Peacock explores the remarkable life of 18th-century British gentlewoman-turned-artist Mary Delany. In the 1770s, at the age of 72, the twice-widowed and nearly broke Delany turned her interest in botany into beautiful paper “mosaick” flowers still revered today.

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What the Critics Say

"[N]ot only an introduction to a unique artist, but also a whole bouquet of thoughts and observations about the flow of life.” (Washington Post)

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Customer Reviews

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Loved it!

This story was a lovely ramble through the life of Mary Delaney. It isn't a subject that I thought I'd enjoy but I did because it is very well written and narrated and Mary Delaney was extra-ordinary.
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- Diane Challenor "Blogger of accidental discoveries through books"

Most inspiring book of the year.

The Paper Garden is an inspiration for anyone interested in gardens,crafts, and the challenges faced by the transitional periods in our lives. I feel truly grateful to Molly Peacock for her sensitive handling of the subject matter and her willingness to allow her language to go past the mundane standard biography.
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- Toya Dubin

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-04-2012
  • Publisher: Recorded Books