A Garden from a Hundred Packets of Seed
By: James Fenton (author)Hardback
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In this light-hearted essay, James Fenton describes a hundred plants he would choose to grow from seed. Flowers for colour, size, or exotic interest; herbs and meadow flowers; climbing vines and tropical species - Here is a happy, stylish, thought-provoking exercise in good principles, which exudes that rare thing: common-or-garden sense about gardens. 'A small book, yes, but how it grows in your mind after you put it down. It is a book about propagating plants from seeds, but it is also a book about love, for when you love you start from scratch.' Jamaica Kincaid
James Fenton was born in Lincoln in 1949 and educated at Magdalen College Oxford where he won the Newdigate Prize for poetry. He has worked as political journalist, drama critic, book reviewer, war correspondent, foreign correspondent and columnist. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and was Oxford Professor of Poetry 1994-99. In 2007, Fenton was awarded the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry.
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