Lancelot Brown changed the face of eighteenth-century England, designing country estates and mansions, moving hills and making flowing lakes and serpentine rivers, a magical world of green. This English landscape style spread across Europe and the world. This title paints a picture of the man, his work, his domestic life, and his crowded world.
Jane Brown is a widely acclaimed garden historian. Her many books include studies of Gertrude Jekyll and Vita Sackville West; the development of the modern garden; Tales of the Rose Tree, a history of the rhododendron; and the much-praised The Pursuit of Paradise: A Social History of Gardens and Gardening. She lives in Cambridgeshire.
"Brown's book is a good read" -- Jane Owen Financial Times "Jane Brown has dug deep into the archives and has written an exhaustive and beautifully illustrated biography that has been long overdue... Those who love his gardens...will be delighted with this book" -- Andrea Wulf Mail on Sunday "Robust and revealing" Independent "Her book should find a home in any garden-lovers' glove compartment , offering a detailed map of Lancelot's England" Spectator "Sympathetic, beautifully illustrated study" -- Maggie Fergusson Intelligent Life