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Vintage Roses: Beautiful Varieties for Home and Garden Hardcover – 7 February 2017
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- Publisher : Gibbs Smith (7 February 2017)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 239 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1423646711
- ISBN-13 : 978-1423646716
- Dimensions : 19.69 x 2.54 x 25.4 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 228,467 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Nice pictures, shame about the text.Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 27 September 2019
I am a collector of old roses and I thought this book sounded interesting given the author's other titles. It is a beautifully illustrated and produced book, but it lacks any depth. One gets little sense that the author has grown or really engaged with these plants. The descriptions felt rather unbalanced by their strong emphasis on modern Austin hybrids whilst barely touching on what I would regard as the true vintage roses. Even if you have a particular interest in Austin roses, I would recommend you request the very informative catalogue from that nursery rather then buy this book.
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Hmmmmm.....that old publisher’s trick againReviewed in the United Kingdom on 13 June 2020
Great text (for a non-gardener like me): concise, readable and lightly informative. But the pics are a let down - at times so close up that it’s hard to tell it’s a rose, or too much blurring, or just ‘arty’ ie. poorly composed. But it’s the print finish that really kills it: a dull matt effect that just sucks the vibrancy out of one of nature’s finest creations. The cover shot quality is not representative of what’s inside.....and more’s the pity. Three and half stars.
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Lovely, lovely book!Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 11 January 2017
So pleased with this beautifully illustrated and informative book! If you love old roses, this book is definitely for you!
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Makes for a perfect presentReviewed in the United Kingdom on 23 July 2017
Absolutely stunning images and beautifully presented. High quality book at an exceptionally reasonable price.
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When its raining outside...Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 18 August 2018
Sit down and cosy up with this book... you can almost smell the roses scent leaching from each page.