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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.
©2010 Molly Peacock (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC
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Critic Reviews

"[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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By Diane Challenor on 10-25-12

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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By Toya Dubin on 04-14-16

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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