The very best of Alan Titchmarsh's gardening writing taken from his 20 years as a columnist with BBC Gardeners' World magazine.
Alan Titchmarsh is known to millions through the popular BBC TV programmes British Isles: A Natural History, How to be a Gardener, Ground Force and Gardeners' World. He has written more than forty gardening books, as well as seven best-selling novels and his first 3 volumes of memoirs Trowel and Error, Nobbut a Lad and Knave of Spades. He was made MBE in the millennium New Year Honours list and holds the Victoria Medal of Honour, the Royal Horticultural Society's highest award. He lives with his wife and a menagerie of animals in Hampshire where he gardens organically.
Praise for KNAVE OF SPADES, Alan's latest volume of memoirs: ... This book is a sheer delight and the humour and wry, self-effacing descriptive energy make it a total page-turner Sun Alan Titchmarsh talks about his career with warmth, humour and an enthusiasm that never wanes Woman's Weekly
In the United States, British gardener Titchmarsh is best known as the host of the BBC import Ground Force, a garden makeover television program. In the U.K., he has appeared on countless gardening programs, including as the BBC host of the world-famous Chelsea Flower Show, and written dozens of books and articles on gardening. This new title collects many of his monthly columns from Gardeners' World Magazine. There are familiar but funny tales of aspiration, frustration, and mystification in the garden. Titchmarsh's friendly and intimate voice makes it a breezy read. There is not much new information, but those who already enjoy the broadcaster's lighthearted mixture of horticultural advice and folksy good humor will find plenty of it. They will also discover his more thoughtful musings on life in and out of the garden. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.