- Taschenbuch: 352 Seiten
- Verlag: Bloomsbury Publishing; Auflage: 01 (5. September 2011)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 1408810069
- ISBN-13: 978-1408810064
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 12,7 x 2,8 x 19 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: Schreiben Sie die erste Bewertung
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 342.584 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
The Curious Gardener (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 5. September 2011
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'This collection of Pavord's writings, arranged month by month, manages to be both eloquent and amusing ... As ever, Pavord doesn't take herself too seriously and has a wonderfully light touch' Sunday Times 'Gardening Book of the Year' 'Lively, conversational and personal, it's a charming bedside read' Country Life 'Splendid ... an intimate portrait of a passionate gardener' Sunday Herald 'A most inviting volume ... Her vivid, conversational style, and wonderful range of knowledge on all sorts of subjects other than gardening, makes this a garden book that you could read straight through, like a novel' Daily Mail
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
Anna Pavord is the gardening correspondent for the "Independent "and the author of eight previous books, including the bestselling "The Tulip" and "Bulb." She contributes to a number of magazines, both in the US and the UK and regularly fronts programmes for BBC Radio 3 and 4. She chairs the Gardens Panel of the National Trust and sits on the Parks and Gardens Panel of English Heritage.
She lives in Dorset, England, where she spent thirty years restoring the garden of an old rectory. She has recently moved to a new house and started another garden. She is married and has three daughters.
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The Curious Gardener is a collection of 72 articles from Anna Pavord's regular column for The Independent which she's been writing since 1986. There's 6 articles per month, followed by a list of key gardening tasks - unusual for this kind of anthology, but adding a useful touch to the elegant prose.
The topics covered are wide ranging from a gardeners' horoscope to an amusing account of how her family Christmas has changed over the years. Along the way there are garden visits, a look at the scrum that is Chelsea, growing giant vegetables, how garden media and programmes have changed with the times, alongside advice on choosing trees, slow gardening and growing fruit, flowers and vegetables.
All this is written with such a lightness of touch and humour that you forget there's useful information to be gleaned; it's far too enjoyable to be placed in the 'useful' category of books. In addition, each chapter is fronted by a lovely wood engraving by Howard Phipps to set the scene for the month.
One to read in one go whilst curled up by the fire, then to keep to hand for a friendly monthly gardening guide.
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