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Alan Titchmarsh - Author


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. But he started out in far humbler beginnings, in a rural childhood on the edge of Ilkley Moor in Yorkshire.

After a spell at Kew he became a horticultural journalist, as an Editor of gardening magazines, before becoming a freelance broadcaster and writer.

He has twice been named 'Gardening Writer of the Year' and for four successive years was voted 'Television Personality of the Year' by the Garden Writers' Guild. In 2004 he received their Lifetime Achievement Award.

Alan has appeared on radio and television both as a gardening expert and as an interviewer and presenter, fronting such programmes as Points of View, Pebble Mill, Songs of Praise, Titchmarsh's Travels and Ask the Family, and since 1983 has presented the BBC's annual coverage of The Chelsea Flower Show. He now has his own daytime TV show on ITV, The Alan Titchmarsh Show. Alan has written more than forty gardening books, as well as seven best-selling novels, including his 2008 success, Folly, which have all made the Sunday Times Bestsellers List. Alan has published three volumes of memoirs; Trowel and Error sold over 200,000 copies in hardback when published in 2002, and Nobbut A Lad, about his Yorkshire childhood, was published in October 2006 with similar success, and his third volume of memoir Knave of Spades was a Sunday Times bestseller.

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.

Author photo by Mark Harrison © Hachette UK

If you like Alan Titchmarsh you might also like to read books by Mavis Cheek, Santa Montefiore and Julian Fellowes.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Alan Titchmarsh

Mr Gandy's Grand Tour by Alan Titchmarsh
Mr Gandy's Grand Tour
Alan Titchmarsh
The new bestselling novel from Britain's favourite gardener and TV presenter Alan Titchmarsh. Mr Gandy escapes his humdrum life with an unexpected Grand Tour of Europe where drama, romance and friendship await in this beguiling tale of self-discovery.
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/05/2017
Mr Gandy's Grand Tour by Alan Titchmarsh
Mr Gandy's Grand Tour
Alan Titchmarsh
The new novel from Britain's favourite gardener and TV presenter Alan Titchmarsh. Mr Gandy escapes his humdrum life with an unexpected Grand Tour of Europe where drama, romance and friendship await in this beguiling tale of self-discovery.
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/09/2016
The Queen's Houses by Alan Titchmarsh
The Queen's Houses
Alan Titchmarsh
A pictorial tour of the royal Residences from Buckingham Palace to Balmoral. Alan Titchmarsh not only looks into the history of these palaces, house and castles, we also learn of their place in the life of the current Royal Family....
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2014
Bring Me Home by Alan Titchmarsh
Reader Reviewed Bring Me Home
Alan Titchmarsh
September 2014 Book of the Month. A big, sprawling family saga revolving around a Scottish castle and estate. We have births, deaths and marriages galore; tragedy, mysterious students and skulduggery. The head...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/09/2014
Bring Me Home by Alan Titchmarsh
Bring Me Home
Alan Titchmarsh
A big, sprawling family saga revolving around a Scottish castle and estate. We have births, deaths and marriages galore; tragedy, mysterious students and skulduggery. The head of the household, the laird Charlie, is a sad man who tries to do...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/1970
My Secret Garden by Alan Titchmarsh
My Secret Garden
Alan Titchmarsh
Driven by Alan's infectious and informative style, My Secret Garden is a fascinating, amusing and inspiring book.
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/10/2012
The Haunting by Alan Titchmarsh
The Haunting
Alan Titchmarsh
The author of seven top ten bestselling romantic novels, Alan Titchmarsh's The Haunting moves between the early 19th century and present day with a story of love, betrayal, intrigue and murder that shows the past is closer than we think.
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/08/2012
The Complete Countryman A User's Guide to Traditional Skills and Lost Crafts by Alan Titchmarsh
The Complete Countryman A User's Guide to Traditional Skills and Lost Crafts
Alan Titchmarsh
A practical guide to the countryside that explores the heritage of rural Britain, its landscapes and wildlife, its traditions, customs and crafts. Alan captures the essence of country life and the best places to encounter it will be identified in...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/10/2011
Knave of Spades - Large Print Edition by Alan Titchmarsh
Knave of Spades - Large Print Edition
Alan Titchmarsh
The popular gardener, presenter and writer has produced a lovely memoir about his path to being a household name. A thoroughly enjoyable read. A message from Joanna Lumley: “Anything that makes reading easier is to be applauded –...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/10/2009
Rosie by Alan Titchmarsh
Rosie
Alan Titchmarsh
Who would have guessed this charismatic gardener and very busy man would become such a prolific novelist? This is his fifth delightful romp. His strength is in his character sketches. Here we have a vibrant, bossy, over-zealous 86-year old Russian...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/02/2005

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