Four Hedges by Clare Leighton / ISBN 9780956254535 / attractive 168-page paperback with flaps from Little Toller Books (UK) / Illustrated with 84 wood engravings by Clare Leighton
‘Phrases and images fill you with delight … This is the most honest writing I’ve ever read’ Carol Klein
Clare Leighton was one of the finest engravers of the twentieth century. In the 1930s, when she settled in the countryside with her long-term partner, the political journalist Henry Noel Brailsford, she turned her creativity to the land. Gardening became her passion. Her obsession. This is the story of the garden she carved from meadowland deep in the Chiltern Hills.