The Gardener's Year

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Bloomsbury Academic, 1931 - Gardening - 201 pages
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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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User Review  - m.belljackson - LibraryThing

Famous Czech author Karel Capek entertains readers with a month-by-month rendering of real life gardening. He totally enjoys getting carried away in his subject, making a case for October actually ... Read full review

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User Review  - bezoar44 - LibraryThing

Originally published in Czech in 1929 and published in English in 1931, The Gardener's Year is a collection of droll essays arranged to correspond to months of the year. Capek gently pokes fun at the ... Read full review

Contents

On Vegetable Growers
91
The Gardeners August
106
Soil
126
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About the author (1931)

Karel Capek was a Czech novelist and playwright of international and enduring fame. Among his other works are The Life of Insects, Hordubal, and Nine Fairy Tales.

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