This is my review of the book The Potting Shed Papers by Charles Elliot, which I have read recently. As you will see from my list of books this is something completely different to the books that I have been reading recently. If you read this blog you will see that I am doing a lot of work on our garden at Trostrie and as inspiration I have been given several gardening books. I also over time I have acquired quite a collection of gardening books, which I will be looking at again.
So getting back to our book, this is a collection of short essays about gardening, covering plants, history, people and machines. He manages to take the seemingly uninteresting and turn it round making it engaging, by using history and relevant anecdotes. Because each essay id fairly short even if one finds that that does not appeal, then probably the next one will, though one of the sad things I noticed was how he describes a beloved cultivator, only to add a ps that it has now been stolen.
The book has nearly 40 chapters and each one is different so I can't really describe them in too much detail, only to say that the book surprisingly kept my interest, so much so that I will be looking out for other ones he has written
An enjoyable read as book 9 week 7 – fiction 8 (1 on audio) non fiction 1
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