Elizabeth and Her German Garden

  • by Elizabeth von Arnim
  • Narrated by Nadia May
  • 3 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Indoors are servants, meals, and furniture. There, too, is The Man of Wrath, her upright Teutonic husband, inspiring in Elizabeth a mixture of irritation, affection, and irreverence. But outside she can escape domestic routine, read favorite books, play with her three babies and garden to her heart's content. Through Elizabeth's eyes we watch the seasons, from May's "oasis of bird-cherries and greenery" to the time when "snow carpets her Pomeranian wilderness". And each season brings with it new events as friends and neighbors come and go, all wonderfully recorded with Elizabeth's uniquely witty pen.


What the Critics Say

"Rarely is there a book that when read once, one wishes to start rereading right away. Here is one. Elizabeth's memoir is read with elan and obvious relish by Nadia May." (AudioFile)


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Customer Reviews

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A wonderful insightful description of gardening and German life


Being a gardener born of German parents this brought me a smile of recognition in every chapter. What delight to plan the huge plantations, to skirt around the immovable German traditions and to beat the Man of Wrath at his own game!
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- Maggie Lockett

Book Details

  • Release Date: 16-10-2006
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.