Author(s): HOLDEN EDITH
"On January 1, 1906, Edith Holden made the first entry in a diary which was to record the countryside through the changing seasons. Her words, all carefully written by hand, include her favorite poems, personal thoughts, and observations on the wildlife surrounding her home in the village of Olton, Warwickshire. The exceptionally beautiful paintings on every page of birds, butterflies, bees, and flowers reflect her deep love of nature; they have been executed with a naturalist's eye for detail and the sensitivity of an artist. The dairy became a very special book for her, and she allowed no one to see it. For seventy years, the enchanting book had lain undiscovered until found in 1977 on the shelves of an English country house. It is a book for all seasons, a gift for all times."
1977 published Webb and Bower. hard back Very good copy with only minor shelf wear.