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The Resource Chasing the rose : a garden adventure in the Venetian countryside, by Andrea di Robilant ; illustrations by Nina Fuga

Chasing the rose : a garden adventure in the Venetian countryside, by Andrea di Robilant ; illustrations by Nina Fuga

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Chasing the rose : a garden adventure in the Venetian countryside
Title
Chasing the rose
Title remainder
a garden adventure in the Venetian countryside
Statement of responsibility
by Andrea di Robilant ; illustrations by Nina Fuga
Title variation
Garden adventure in the Venetian countryside
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The author of the best-selling A Venetian Affair now gives us a charming chronicle of his search for a fabled antique rose - a tale that takes us back to the time of Josephine Bonaparte, and looks into the future of this much beloved flower. In his 2008 biography of the great Italian lady Lucia Mocenigo (his great-great-great-great grandmother), Andrea di Robilant described a pink rose that grows wild on the family's former country estate. This led to an invitation for an audience with the humble but deeply knowledgeable doyenne of European roses, Sra. Eleonora Garlant. Could this unnamed rose possibly be the long-lost Rose Bichonne, a China rose that nineteenth-century growers cultivated but which had apparently disappeared since? In search of the identity of the anonymous rose, Di Robilant finds himself captivated by rose-o-philes through time - from Lucia and her dear friend Josephine Bonaparte to the brilliant Sra. Garlant, whose garden of nearly 1500 species is one of the most significant in Europe - and by the old roses themselves, each of which has a tale to tell. Illustrated in full colour, the book will delight rose lovers, European travellers, and amateur historians in equal measure
Summary
On a quest to discover the identity of a pink rose that grows wild on his family's former country estate, the author of the best-selling A Venetian Affair takes readers back to the time of Josephine Bonaparte and into some of the most delightful rose gardens in Italy today
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Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10300877
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Di Robilant, Andrea
Dewey number
635.933
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Di Robilant, Andrea
  • Di Robilant, Andrea
  • Memmo Mocenigo, Lucia
  • Josephine
  • Old roses
  • Roses
  • Gardens
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a garden adventure in the Venetian countryside
Label
Chasing the rose : a garden adventure in the Venetian countryside, by Andrea di Robilant ; illustrations by Nina Fuga
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Contents
Alvisopoli -- In the Nursery of Monsieur Noisette -- The Rose Planter -- Cordovado -- Eleonora's Old Roses -- The Bee and the Hawfinch -- Orphan Roses -- Eleonora and Valentino -- Monsieur Joyaux
Control code
000051759619
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
213 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781743316009
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Other physical details
colour illustrations
Label
Chasing the rose : a garden adventure in the Venetian countryside, by Andrea di Robilant ; illustrations by Nina Fuga
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Contents
Alvisopoli -- In the Nursery of Monsieur Noisette -- The Rose Planter -- Cordovado -- Eleonora's Old Roses -- The Bee and the Hawfinch -- Orphan Roses -- Eleonora and Valentino -- Monsieur Joyaux
Control code
000051759619
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
213 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781743316009
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Other physical details
colour illustrations

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