Mirabel Osler (Estate of)

This wonderful writer about gardens, travel and life had huge success with her first book A Gentle Plea for Chaos and with its successors A Breath from Elsewhere and In the Eye of the Garden.  Now she has written a wonderfully poetic memoir of her extraordinary family called The Rain Tree which Bloomsbury published in 2012 along with a re-issue of A Gentle Plea for Chaos.