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Brains with green fingers

A review of Damon Young’s Voltaire’s Vine and Other Philosophies. Gardens: Voltaire loved them, Satre hated them, Proust was allergic to them, and Orwell gardened himself to death

‘Harmony and order were what Jane Austen sought in her life and work’. Chawton House, in Hampshire (above), was inherited by Jane’s brother, Edward. [Getty Images/Shutterstock/iStock/Alamy]

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