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By Emily Herring Wilson

The first biography of the well known Southern gardening author via the editor of the acclaimed publication Gardeners

Elizabeth Lawrence (1904–1985) lived a unique, contradictory existence. She used to be a real Southerner; a profitable, self reliant gardening author together with her personal newspaper column and various books to her credits; a dutiful daughter who cared for her elders and continuously lived along with her mom; a panorama architect; an comprehensive poet; a pal of literary figures like Eudora Welty and Joseph Mitchell; and a girl humans referred to as “St. Elizabeth” in the back of her again. Lawrence earned many lovers in the course of her lifetime and received much more after her demise with the reissue of a lot of her vintage books. whilst Emily Herring Wilson edited a set of letters among Lawrence and famed New Yorker editor Katherine S. White in Gardeners, she came across legions of readers, within the South and somewhere else, who have been desirous to recognize extra in regards to the mythical Lawrence.

Now, 100 years after her start, not anyone Gardens by myself tells for the 1st time the tale of this interesting lady. Like vintage biographies of literary figures reminiscent of Emily Dickinson or Edna St. Vincent Millay, this publication finds Lawrence in all her complexity and establishes her, finally, as one of many most effective gardeners and writers of the 20th century.

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