As read on Radio 4, seven linked stories set in the Christmas holidays - all as funny, joyous, poignant and memorable as Christmas should be:
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There is no gardening without humility. Nature is constantly sending even its oldest scholars to the bottom of the class for some egregious blunder. -Alfred Austin Inspired by all things green and flourishing, this beautiful collection of poetry and prose collects words of wisdom on everything from allotments to arboretums, from pergolas to potting sheds. The perfect book to dip into for a moment's reflection whether you are cooped up on a rainy day or admiring the fruits of your labour on a summer evening. AUTHOR: Isobel Carlson lives in an ivy-covered cottage in Wincheser where she enjoys reading and gardening in her spare time. SELLING POINTS: Gardening is seeing a huge surge in popularity, with more people turning to 'growing your own' Previous edition has sold nearly 5,000 copies. Isobel has written seven books including, 'The Vegetable Patch', ISBN: 9781849533775 'A Gardener's Miscellany', ISBN: 9781849532600 'A Countryside Miscellany', ISBN: 9781849535687
Perception of Perfection is confession of obsession, in poetry form. A young woman falls in love with a rock star and she can't get him out of her mind, so for the next seven years, she writes poems to him.
This 3-book collection includes: Eden's Garden: Addicted, Eden's Garden: Sharing Sabina, and My Secret Hobby: Something Special. Eden is a sex therapist who in counseling the 20-something Sabina quickly figures out that Sabina, and not her ex-boy friend who dumped her via text message, is the real sex addict, as Sabina recalls her experiences with the public game she plays in the bars and her adult version of playing 21 with her boy friend's brother. Somewhat against her better judgment Eden decides to take Sabina to JC's birthday party that evening. JC is one of the hottest escorts in town and the private dining room is filled with Hobbyists and escorts alike. Eden realizes that in her rush to get to the party she's totally forgotten to get JC a birthday gift, but when JC takes a liking to Sabina she realizes her problems have been solved. Fortunately for three of the men at the party JC believes in sharing, and Sabina is up for anything and everything, including a kink that makes Eden wonder just how promiscuous her patient Sabina really is. In Something Special, Mark Diamond saves his new neighbor from public embarrassment at the crowded swimming pool, and receives his just reward in public on the front porch of her casita. But is Mark the one being seduced, or is he really getting seduced? Just when the day couldn't get any better he receives a text message from his best friend and fellow Hobbyist about a new recruit at The Agency needing her first test drive. Jake at The Agency has timed his business perfectly, and is able to put women of all ages to work in the very lucrative pay-for-play Community. When his newest hires, the twins Presley and Ginger, try to rip him off of last night's drop he decides a good spanking is what they deserve, oblivious to the fact that he's stumbled onto one of their favorite past times. The insatiable Hobbyist who goes by the handle 'Muffin' finally has his way with the red-head Tessa, unawares that they're being spied on. Despite his age Muffin's always ready, willing and able to pay for what he wants and desperately needs, and the Community never fails to satisfy!
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