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Anne Eleanor Scott-James, Lady Lancaster (5 April 1913 – 13 May 2009)was an English journalist and author. She was one of Britain's first women career journalists, editor and columnists, and latterly author of a series of gardening books.

Anne Scott-James was born in Bayswater, London in 1913. Her father was a literary critic and her mother a journalist. She was educated at St Paul's Girls' School and Somerville College, Oxford, but did not complete her degree. She joined the staff of Vogue in 1934, initially as a secretary, but quickly advanced to become a columnist, and latterly, Beauty Editor. In 1939 she married the editor and publisher Derek Verschoyle, but they soon divorced. On the outbreak of war she joined the staff of Picture Post and was its Women's Editor from 1941 to 1945. While at Picture Post, she met and married the journalist Macdonald Hastings. They had two children, one of whom is the journalist and former editor of The Daily Telegraph Max Hastings.

From 1945 to 1951, Scott-James was the editor of the British edition of Harper's Bazaar, during which time she commissioned work from such figures as Cecil Beaton, John Betjeman and Elizabeth David. Her novel In the Mink was published in 1952. She became Woman's Editor for the Sunday Express (1953—57) and columnist for the Daily Mail (1960—68). In 1964 she succeeded Nancy Spain as a panellist on the popular BBC radio panel game, My Word!. She herself was succeeded by Antonia Fraser in 1978. Her marriage to Macdonald Hastings ended in the early sixties, and she soon met the writer and illustrator Osbert Lancaster. They were married from 1967 until his death in 1986.

In the late 1960s she left the world of journalism and embarked on a new stage in her career, gardening writing. Her books, The Pleasure Garden (jointly written with Lancaster), Down to Earth, and Sissinghurst - the Making of a Garden, are regarded as classics of their genre.

Scott-James died aged 96, and is survived by her son and daughter.

Bibliography

  • Down to Earth (1971)
  • Sissinghurst - The Making of a Garden (1974)
  • The Pleasure Garden: An Illustrated History of British Gardening (with Sir Osbert Lancaster) (1977)
  • The Cottage Garden (1981)
  • Glyndebourne - The Gardens (with Christopher Lloyd) (1983)
  • Perfect Plant, Perfect Garden (1987)
  • Gardening Letters to my Daughter (1991)
Anne Scott-James
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Total Books: 28
Pleasure Garden
2006 - Pleasure Garden (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780711223608
ISBN-10: 0711223602
Genres: History, Crafts, Hobbies & Home
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Down To Earth
2006 - Down to Earth (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780711224254
ISBN-10: 0711224250
Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home
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Perfect Plant Perfect Garden The 200 Most Rewarding Plants for Every Garden
The pleasure garden An illustrated history of British gardening
1997 - The Pleasure Garden an Illustrated History of British Gardening (Other)
ISBN-13: 9781888173154
ISBN-10: 1888173157
Genres: History, Crafts, Hobbies & Home
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Perfect Plant Perfect Garden
1994 - Perfect Plant Perfect Garden (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781850296157
ISBN-10: 1850296154
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The British Museum Book of Flowers
1994 - The British Museum Book of Flowers (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780714117003
ISBN-10: 0714117005
Genre: Arts & Photography
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Gardening Letters to My Daughter
1992 - Gardening Letters to My Daughter (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781850895954
ISBN-10: 1850895953
Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home
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Gardening Letters to My Daughter
1991 - Gardening Letters to My Daughter (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780312058678
ISBN-10: 0312058675
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Crafts, Hobbies & Home
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The Best Plants for Your Garden
1991 - The Best Plants for Your Garden (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781850293019
ISBN-10: 1850293015
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Perfect Plant Perfect Garden
1988 - Perfect Plant Perfect Garden (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780671645328
ISBN-10: 0671645323
Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home
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Best Plants for Garden
1988 - Best Plants for Garden [850297991] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781850291138
ISBN-10: 1850291136
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Sissinghurst  The Making of a Garden
1987 - Sissinghurst the Making of a Garden (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780718122560
ISBN-10: 0718122569
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Crafts, Hobbies & Home
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Sissinghurst The Making of a Garden
1984 - Sissinghurst the Making of a Garden (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780718112783
ISBN-10: 0718112784
Genre: Substores
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The Cottage Garden
1981 - The Cottage Garden (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780713912630
ISBN-10: 0713912634
Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home
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The Pleasure Garden
1978 - The Pleasure Garden (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780876451090
ISBN-10: 0876451091
Genres: History, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Engineering & Transportation
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The language of the garden a personal anthology
The Language of the Garden a Personal Anthology (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780670800346
ISBN-10: 0670800341
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Perfect Plant Perfect Garden The 200 Most Rewarding Plants for Every Garden
Sketches from a Life
Sketches From a Life (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780718135317
ISBN-10: 0718135318
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Crafts, Hobbies & Home
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