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 - 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
Review: The Gardener's YearUser Review - Sumana - Goodreads
One of the best books I have read. This is an account of Capek's unconditional love for gardening and his trials and tribulations as they change with the season. The narration is humorous, yet has a depth of feeling that I have seen in very few books. Read full review
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