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Literature and Gardens Article

I wrote an article for the Spectator Life on Literature and Gardens in light of the Chelsea Flower Show.

Literature is full of gardens. At the gates of Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca, the narrator, in her dream, sees unruly, angst-ridden plants and shrubs growing out of control over the long winding drive to Manderley. The love between Jane Eyre and Edward Rochester blossoms in the gardens of Charlotte Bronte’s novel. Sarah Waters uses the garden to plot trickery in Fingersmith.

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