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Machiavelli's Lawn : The Great Writers' Garden Companion - Mark Crick

Machiavelli's Lawn

The Great Writers' Garden Companion


Published: 3rd February 2011
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Twelve great authors offer their top tips on gardening, from Sylvia Plath's struggles with autumn bulbs, to J. D. 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. Carver's anti-hero plants up a neglected hanging basket in a doomed attempt to repair his relationship with his wife. And Wodehouse's hero, anticipating a visit from his aunt, realizes that the right choice of house plant may well save him from the ignominy of marriage. Inspired, botanically accurate and utterly hilarious, Machiavelli's Lawnwill appeal to green-fingered book lovers everywhere.

Indhold: Planting a hanging basket with Raymond Carver -- Growing potatoes with Bertolt Brecht -- Dividing bamboo with Isabel Allende -- On the art of mowing with Niccol?? Machiavelli -- Planting a fruit tree with Henrik Ibsen -- Removing a sucker with Bret Easton Ellis -- Burying bulbs in autumn with Sylvia Plath -- Weeding by hand with ??mile Zola -- Caring for heather with Alan Bennett -- Propagating from a vine with Mary Shelley -- Repotting a house plant with Martin Amis -- How to prune the rose with Pablo Neruda.

ISBN: 9781847084927
ISBN-10: 1847084923
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 3rd February 2011