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Anna Pavord

Sunday 15th October 11:45 - 12:45 | Northwood House

‘Tell me the landscape in which you live and I will tell you who you are’, wrote the Spanish philosopher, José Ortega y Gasset.

Gardening Correspondent for the Independent and author of The Tulip and The Curious Gardener , Anna Pavord, explores the different ways in which we have, throughout the ages, responded to the land. While painters painted and writers wrote, an entirely different band of men, the agricultural improvers, also travelled the land and published a series of remarkable commentaries on the state of agricultural England. They looked at the land in terms of its usefulness as well as its beauty and, using their reports, Pavord explores the many different ways in which land was managed and farmed, showing that what is universal is a place’s capacity to frame and define our experience.


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