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Machiavelli'S Lawn The Great Writers' Garden Companion by Mark Crick
  

Machiavelli'S Lawn The Great Writers' Garden Companion

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Machiavelli'S Lawn The Great Writers' Garden Companion by Mark Crick

12 great authors offer their top tips on gardening, from Sylvia Plath's struggles with autumn bulbs, to JD Salinger's helpful hints on growing from seed. In Cormac McCarthy's hands a landowner's trip to the potting shed becomes a right of passage from which he will return transformed. Zola's striking miner finds life on the allotment more brutal and short than anything he imagined at the coal face. And Wodehouse's hero, anticipating a visit from his aunt, realises that the right choice of houseplant may well save him from the ignominy of marriage. Inspired, botanically-accurate, and utterly hilarious, Machiavelli's Lawn will appeal to green-fingered book lovers everywhere.

About the Author

Mark Crick is a photographer and the author of Kafka's Soup and Sartre's Sink. He lives in London.

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Book Info

Publication date

18th December 2010

Author

Mark Crick

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Author's Website

www.markcrick.com

Publisher

Granta Books

Format

Hardback
144 pages

Categories

Anthologies (non-poetry)
Gardening

ISBN

9781847081346

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