VIVIAN RUSSELL is a writer and photographer. She has written three other books on Monet - Monet's Landscapes, Monet's Waterlilies, and Planting Schemes for Monet's Garden. The original edition of Monet's Garden, published by Frances Lincoln in 1995, was awarded Book of the Year by the Garden Writer's Guild. She lives in Cumbria .
"Russell's talent as a writer is equalled by her skill as a photographer, providing us with a feast of beautiful images [...] she captures brilliantly and precisely, in images and in words, the atmosphere that makes Monet's garden unique." * Gardens Illustrated *