Miss Willmott's Ghosts
Miss Willmott's Ghosts
Sandra Lawrence

Miss Willmott's Ghosts



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Ellen Ann Willmott was a remarkable woman whose achievements as a gardener and obsessive photographer should have made her one of the most famous horticulturalists of the Victorian age, yet she has been dismissed as a mean, cantankerous eccentric. With access to previously undiscovered sources, this biography sets out to uncover the true story.


Sandra Lawrence says: “Even after a lifetime’s obsession with Ellen Willmott I had no idea just how complex, exciting – and brave – her story would turn out to be. Scrambling through those cellars, clad in boiler suit, head torch, mask and gloves, piecing together the truth from rotting fragments, has been the most exciting time of my life.”

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  • Publisher: ‎Blink Publishing
  • Hardcover ‏
  • Number of pages: 368 pages
  • ISBN-10: ‎1786581310
  • ISBN-13: ‎978-1786581310
  • Black and white (and some colour) photographs