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Garden Gnomes : A History (Paperback) (Twigs Way)

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This is the intriguing story of garden gnomes and how they have come to reside in the flowerbeds of gardens across Britain. Originating in Europe, gnomes made the leap across the channel in the nineteenth century, where they were welcomed warmly by wealthy Brits who saw them as the must-have garden accessory. But the fortunes of the humble gnome were not to last, and they soon found themselves sneered at by serious gardeners. Turned away from fashionable gardens, the little gnomes found a friend in many a working class gardener, who adopted them in increasing numbers, and in a variety of humorous poses. Today, gnomes are as popular with the masses as ever, and this entertaining illustrated history will appeal to those who love, and hate, these small bearded characters.This is the intriguing story of garden gnomes and how they have come to reside in the flowerbeds of gardens across Britain. Originating in Europe, gnomes made the leap across the channel in the nineteenth century, where they were welcomed warmly by wealthy Brits who saw them as the must-have garden accessory. But the fortunes of the humble gnome were not to last, and they soon found themselves sneered at by serious gardeners. Turned away from fashionable gardens, the little gnomes found a friend in many a working class gardener, who adopted them in increasing numbers, and in a variety of humorous poses. Today, gnomes are as popular with the masses as ever, and this entertaining illustrated history will appeal to those who love, and hate, these small bearded characters.
A fanciful history of garden gnomes documents their origins in Europe and welcomed placement on the estate ground of wealthy nineteenth-century Britons before they became the adopted mascots of working-class gardeners. Original.
Number of Pages: 56
Genre: Gardening
Sub-Genre: General
Series Title: Shire Library
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Osprey Pub Co
Author: Twigs Way
Language: English
Street Date: September 22, 2009
TCIN: 11670301
UPC: 9780747807100
Item Number (DPCI): 248-14-7562
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