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The Gardener

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The bestselling author of Miss Garnet's Angel and The Librarian , Vickers has been a Jungian therapist and her novels have always featured personal growth and transformation. The Gardener is not only recognized as fab by Ivan, but it is also a 1997 New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of the Year, as well as 1998 Caldecott Honor Book. The house offers her healing, in a way, allowing her to pour some of her energy into discovering the history of Much Wenlock, and the nature which now surrounds her.

I would climb out of my window on to the top of this wall, where I had fashioned myself a cosy niche, where I would sit reading under the graceful branches of the cherry tree which grew there. Its rendering of character is frustratingly uneven and its narrative excursions into the past seem so randomly introduced that the pacing often feels wildly out-of-kilter.

Her proudest achievements are being a judge at RHS Chelsea and starting her career as a greenkeeper at a young age. He has written a weekly gardening column for the Daily Mail since 2004, and published over 20 books, including the bestsellers Down to Earth, Nigel: My Family and Other Dogs, and My Garden World.

In the few books of Vickers’ which I have read to date, I have always felt that the author has an unwavering sense of empathy toward her characters. where he had been sergeant for nearly a year, headed him off and steered him directly to a commission in a battalion so new that half of it still wore the old Army red, and the other half was breeding meningitis through living overcrowdedly in damp tents. The Gardener’s Bundle includes In the Garden: Essay on Nature and Growing published by Daunt Books, Charlotte Mendelson’s Rhapsody in Green and Jonathan Drori’s Around the World in 80 Plants. But the sacred wells were harder to be rid of so these were transferred to the local saints, who then took over the reputation for the working of cures for those who came to be healed by them. The story, about a young girl and her rooftop garden in the city, is set in the Depression era and told through an epistolary style.Some of my other books include Palma: An Illustrated History and Deptford Tales: A Strange Poetry Book. The Gardener is what I deem comfort reading — a lovely, well-written story that is not such a page turner that I am compelled to read non-stop, but is entrancing enough that I looked forward to picking it up before bed or in random moments of freedom. She throws herself into restoring the garden with the help of an Albanian refugee who just happens to have ended up in the village and turns out to be remarkably capable of any job that needs doing (thus a stereotypical refugee) and forging friendships with the odd-ball villagers.



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