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For Chrissie and Lucy

There Dawn comes, the wind falls, from yesterday’s rain, in the shade, a new perfume is born; or is it I who am once again going to discover the world and apply new sense to it? … In future I shall gather nothing except by armfuls, great armfuls of wind, of coloured atoms, of generous emptiness that I shall dump down proudly …

Colette break of day

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Scent Magic © Pimpernel Press Limited 2019 Text and photographs © Isabel Bannerman 2019

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Cover: Lathyrus odoratus ‘Matucana’ Page 2: Dianthus ‘Mrs Sinkins’

ISBN 978-1-910258-49-1 Printed and bound in China by C&C Offset Printing Company Limited

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