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America’s Love of British Garden Writers
Friday’s Boston Globe featured a story about an award that the Horticultural Society of New York recently presented.
The absent honoree turned out to be Houghton Mifflin garden editor Frances Tenenbaum.
Over the years I have read many of her books, so I recognized her name immediately.
The Society’s President Sara Hobel said about Tenenbaum, “Before Frances, the only garden writers known in America were British.”
I would agree.
Before the last ten years, many garden titles on my bookshelf were by British authors.
That, of course, only illustrates America’s longstanding fascination with the English garden.
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