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  • chicky said:
    I’ve read it and I loved it.  But then I knew it wasn’t a gardening book.  I think that Monty writes beautifully (almost poetically) and in my opinion his best books are about other things with the garden inevitably intertwined.  There are plenty of other places to go for a how-to manual.

    For those who love reading writers who talk about their gardens but write beautifully as well I can recommend Katherine Swift (Th Morville series), Eleanor Perenyi (Green Thoughts), Mirabel Osler (a gentle plea for chaos) and Anna Pavord (The curious gardener).  They are all wonderful - but not a “how-to” paragraph in sight 😂
    He writes most engagingly, I would agree.

    As for those who commented on the fact that books are published close to Christmas, I imagine it would be rather silly to publish them after.  Most people give gifts to those whom they love at Christmas or New Year, I think.  Publishers are not fools; but, nobody is forced do buy anything, as far as I know.


    by Monty Don | Read by Monty Don

    Biography & Memoir • 14.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2021 

    It is a joy to spend time with famed English horticulturalist Monty Don as he watches wildlife, tends to his garden, and generally appreciates the natural world. Don, who received an O.B.E. for service to Great Britain, has been the lead presenter of the BBC series "Gardeners' World" since 2003. He's a gracious host who shares his educational and often amusing observations in an easy, conversational style. Don has a pleasant, slightly throaty voice; his accent is educated without sounding pretentious. And his timing is comfortingly practiced, neither dragging nor rushed.

     Consisting of observations and short essays on everything from moles to primroses to wrens, as well as the fragrance of warming soil, this is an audiobook to cherish and gift. A.C.S. 

    Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine

     Published: AUGUST 2021

  • Zoe P2Zoe P2 Posts: 818
    edited October 2021

    The urbane version of Citizen Smith?

    Our Citizen Smith is certainly GIFTED.

    I have a dream that my.. children.. one day.. will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character

      Martin Luther King

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