Allan Jenkins is editor of Observer Food Monthly. He was previously editor of the Observer Magazine, food and drink editor on the Independent newspaper and once lived in an experimental eco-community on Anglesey, growing organic food on the edge of the Irish sea.
`Plot 29 is a superbly written testament to the power of earth to nourish and heal. The writing is taut and honed to a sinewy strength, but rich with evocation and delight ... I loved it' Monty Don
`The sort of book you never forget reading: devastating, haunting and utterly beautiful' India Knight
`An absolutely original book. Absolutely brilliant. The best family memoir I've read in years' Bill Buford
`A thoughtful and beautifully realised meditation on families and all the love, loss, pain, healing and regeneration they can bring in their wake. A remarkable achievement' William Dalrymple
`Allan Jenkins blooms. His garden bears fruit. Enter the seasons with him and grow. I love this book' Lemn Sissay
`Brave, exquisitely written and utterly compelling' Nigel Slater
`A compelling read ... Jenkins' story raises many questions, not least that of whether it's possible to transcend one's past. After his own agony, is redemption possible? Read this brilliant book, and weep' The Herald