The Gardener's Year
It is seldom that a practical guide to gardening attains the level of a literary masterpiece, still more seldom that a book on gardening can amuse and instruct even those who have no garden to plant., nor the faintest interest in acquiring one. The Gardener's Year is a charismatic product of Karel Capek's genius: amusing, informative, and full of a quizzical interest in people, animals and plants.
In this new version, Geoffrey Newsome -the highly acclaimed translator of Capek's witty Letters from England -has captured the grace and irony of the original Czech, to produce a volume that will be treasured equally by those who love gardening as a relaxation, by those who loathe it as a chore, and by those who have no interest in it whatsoever.
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Review: The Gardener's YearUser Review - Mike Pierce - Goodreads
Where to start on this one.. If you are not a gardener this won't inspire, and if you garden or not it won't improve your skill. If, however, the love of gardens is deep in your heart, if you are one ... Read full review
Review: The Gardener's YearUser Review - Debbie Gilbert - Goodreads
I love this book! I can't believe I have lived my whole life to this point without it! It is pure joy, and so funny and accurate that I feel as if Capek has been watching me in my garden. Read full review
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