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The Garden Against Time

"An enchanting, informative, and absolutely fascinating walk with the author through the history and mystery, and pleasure and pain of gardens. "

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An enchanting, informative, and absolutely fascinating walk with the author through the history and mystery, and the pleasure and pain of gardens. In 2020, just as the first Covid lockdown hit our shores, Olivia Laing bought a beautiful house and neglected garden which she began to restore. I was prepared to fall in love with this book before I even started, however wasn’t expecting the deep depths and extending of thoughts that it offered me. Olivia Laing opens not only her own garden, but also herself and therefore the book begins to feel like a treasured friend as you read. She writes with an eloquent and intelligent hand, creating beguiling paths through which you wander. The book meanders through the blossoming of her garden, history, literature, famous gardens, new techniques and thoughts, and verdant possibilities. While undoubtedly offering joy and hope, it doesn’t shy away from the pain and cost of the traditional country house garden or the challenges of environmental change. This serves to highlight the extremes of feelings that gardens can provoke, where we attempt to tame, to nurture, to create. I adored this book and it joyfully steps into our LoveReading Star Books and sits as a Liz Pick of the Month. Highly recommended, The Garden Against Time is a mesmerising and inspiring read.

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