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Nearly 40 years ago, a rediscovered diary enchanted the nation. Faithfull recorded by schoolteacher Edit Holden in 1906, the book captured her observations on the countryside's changing seasons, accompanied by exquisite watercolour illustrations of its flora and fauna.

She never could have imagined the sensation her journal would become in 1977 when it was first published as the iconic The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady. Now, for the first time, Edith's paintings have been turned into a beautiful colouring book for adults.

Featuring black and white ink illustrations based on her paintings, alongside the original handwriting from the lost journal, this is a captivating colouring book that guides you through a year in the world of this truly remarkable Edwardian lady.

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line drawings throughout by Edith Holden
from her early published works

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