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The French Gardener

The French Gardener was a happy find for me on the crowded shelves of the monthly Library Van. The blurb on the front says: Anyone who likes Joanne Harris or Mary Wesley will love Montefiore’s atmospheric romance.  I couldn’t have … Continue reading

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Gardening in difficult weather

There be dragons in the garden; in fact they have been rescued from the local garden centre and given the mission to stop the collared doves pulling up the newly planted pots. The pots are a wonderful way to inject … Continue reading

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Not another book review – Writing instead

Actually, this is sort of another book review, but as an excuse for some extensive quoting about writing fiction.  So first, let’s get the review bit out of the way. A friend lent me her copy of Knave of Spades, … Continue reading

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A rose brings sunshine and hope

A new variety for this year – David Austin It seems to like its new home. Because last winter was so cold and bleak, we lost many of our plants to the frost and the deer. The poor animals were … Continue reading

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