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 - Rick Elinson - Goodreads
In this 1929 book by a Czech author, Capek captures the spirit of a gardener. That is a measure of the timeless pleasures that gardening generates. Read full review
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
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