Secret Life of Edward James

searching for the big house where a great aunt worked as a dressmaker discovered this video about gentle english eccentric who when life got too tough escaped to mexico where he built ‘Las Pozas’ – a sculpture garden in the depth of the rain forest  .. Las Pozas and the Secret Life of Edward James

its narrated by George Melly, the video is little old but may make you smile

Heard about this garden a few years ago when someone like Monty Don went to South America to visit it and wondered then what a strange thing to do – but this video explains a lot about his motivation.

Another place we thought might have been the one – was Chawton House in Hampshire.. owned by the Knight family for 400 years and one of the adopted’ Knights’, was Edward Austin Knight – Jane Austin’s brother, who moved into a small house nearby to write.

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