Vivian Russell is a writer and photographer. An American by birth, she has lived in England and France for most of her life. Her book Monet's Garden won two Garden Writers' Guild Awards. She was a regular contributor to both Gardens Illustrated and the Daily Telegraph gardening supplement for many years.
I have just spent a sunny afternoon alone at Giverny in the utmost serenity ... all through the pages of a new book. Monet's Water Lilies ... is both inspirational and instructive. Sunday Telegraph Like the water lilies that dominated Monet's later work, this book is beautiful to look at. However, the text that accompanies the lavish illustrations is equally fascinating. BBC Gardeners' World Stunningly photographed, this celebrates the water lily's role as the painter Monet's most central source of inspiration. Ideal Home A beautifully presented work detailing the well researched story behind Monet's creation of his now world-famous gardens at Giverny - excellent reading. Mail on Sunday A vivid account of the man and his garden Independent The story told by Vivian Russell is one of life and death, of peace and war, of love and loss, of despair and revival in the valley of the Seine ... this is a beautiful little book. Financial Times Reading this book is a wonderful excursion into Monet's world and garden - read in your garden and feel its serenity wash over you. Enjoyed every minute of it. Excellent value for money. Reckless Gardener One for botanists and art lovers alike. Artists & Illustrators Bursting with fascinating facts, as well as historical details, this beautiful book is sure to make a wonderful present for any art lover. Good Book Guide Bursting with fascinating facts, as well as historical details, this beautiful book charts the development of Monet's garden and his 33-year-long passion for it. Good Book Guide