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The Root of the Matter: The Life and Views of Harry Wheatcroft (with signed letter) (SIGNED COPY)

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Title:The Root of the Matter: The Life and Views of Harry Wheatcroft (with signed letter) (SIGNED COPY)
Price:GBP£25.00 (about USD$31.20)
Signed:By Author
Book ID:B009-3104
Publisher:Golden Eagle, London, 1974
Edition:First Edition
Binding:Hardcover (Original Cloth)
Condition:Near Fine Condition
Dust Jacket:Good
Golden Eagle, 1974, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Near Fine Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, First Edition, Signed by Author

signed by the author on the title page & for sale together with a signed letter from the author to Fred Whitsey, the gardening correspondent of The Daily Telegraph for 45 years & vice-president of the R. H. S. from 1996. A leading American Rose Grower at an American Rose Conference once described Harry Wheatcroft in a nut-shell ... "He looks like a buccaneer, and behaves like a prince." 'The Root of the Matter' is not a book on roses. Within these pages the author airs his opinions on many of today's controversial topics including politics and women's lib, and reveals facets of his fascinating life. And what a life! Born in one of Nottingham's meaner streets, now adviser to titled rose growers, a patron of the arts, humanist world traveller, and acknowledged King of Rosarians. He tells us how he was jailed for standing by his lifelong principles, reports vividly on his overseas trips, America and Russia among others, and takes us inside the intriguing world of the rose grower. This is a most unusual story of one man's success in his chosen career - a career that has made him a world-wide figure. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 159 pages. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. wear to top outer corners. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Gilt titles spine. yellow cloth; illustrated by b/w. photo's.. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Gardeners; Rose Growers; Reminiscences; Gardening. Signed by Author. ISBN: 0901482196. ISBN/EAN: 9780901482198. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3104.
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