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In Search of Lost Roses, Christopher, Thomas
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Author Name:    Christopher, Thomas

Title:   In Search of Lost Roses

Binding:   PAPERBACK

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    University of Chicago Press 

ISBN Number:   0226105962 / 9780226105963

Seller ID:   ING9780226105963

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Once upon a time--before the 1860s--people loved old roses like "Pearl of Gold," "Marchionesse of Lorne," or "Autumn Damask." Then along came the hybrid tea roses, which were easier to arrange, more dramatic, and longer-blooming, and the old roses were all but forgotten. Now the lovely, subtle-hued, richly perfumed old roses are making a comeback, thanks to the efforts of a stubborn band of eccentric characters who rescued them from back alleys, ramshackle cottages, and overgrown graveyards across the country. Thomas Christopher tells us the fascinating stories of the old roses--how they were created and made their way to America--and the unforgettable people who "rustle" them from abandoned lots and secret gardens today, revelling in the mystery of an "unknown yellow."



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