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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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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
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(This review was originally written for The Garden Bloggers' Book club) My company sent me to a seminar in Manhattan earlier this month. The seminar, on management techniques, was excellent. The ... Read full review