One Man and His Dig : Adventures of an Allotment Novice, Paperback Book

One Man and His Dig : Adventures of an Allotment Novice Paperback

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When Valentine Low decided to forego his world of dinner parties with the chattering classes to take on a pastime usually indulged in by old men with flat caps and rollups, he had little idea of the sea change it would bring about in his life.

A year down the line he had developed a worrying obsession with potatoes, a resourcefulness that borders on kleptomania and an ever-strengthening relationship with a cheery Irishman named Michael (who thinks that zeitgeist is something nasty you get on your cucumbers).

By turns entertaining and informative, and packed with allotment wisdom -- everything from who was responsible for the desecration of the purple sprouting broccoli (that'll be the pigeons) to how to build a proper manure heap -- One Man and His Digis an indispensable guidebook for all green-fingered urbanites.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
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  • Category: Biography: general
  • ISBN: 9781847391285

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