Christopher McIntosh studied at the Universities of Oxford and London, and has worked as a journalist, a publisher and as an international civil servant. He has written fiction, history, biography and travel writing and his works include Ludwig II of Bavaria (I.B. Tauris and Tauris Parke Paperbacks). Gardens and gardening have been a major pursuit of his for more than two decades.
05/12/04 Independent on Sunday: "It's a relief to find a modest, intelligent work like this one, looking towards mythology and arcane history for inspiration." "a unique blend of scholarly application and subtle imagination" "wonderful" "could there be a better way to rid your lawn of Titchmarsh?" Irish Catholic: "For all who love plants and flowers, Gardens of the Gods is a most interesting read." Parish News: "As you start to plant your seedlings for the year, browse through this fascinating book about ancient gardens and sacred spaces."