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
This beautifully presented book offers a visual identifier and gardening guide, with expert advice on growing and using hundreds of herbs.
In the most ingenious and provocative thriller yet from the acclaimed "New York Times" bestselling author Jeffery Deaver, a conscience-plagued mobster turned government hitman struggles to find his moral compass amid rampant treachery and betrayal in 1936 Berlin.
Paul Schumann, a German American living in New York City in 1936, is a mobster hitman known as much for his brilliant tactics as for taking only "righteous" assignments. But then Paul gets caught. And the arresting officer offers him a stark choice: prison or covert government service. Paul is asked to pose as a journalist covering the summer Olympics taking place in Berlin. He's to hunt down and kill Reinhard Ernst -- the ruthless architect of Hitler's clandestine rearmament. If successful, Paul will be pardoned and given the financial means to go legit; if he refuses the job, his fate will be Sing Sing and the electric chair.
Paul travels to Germany, takes a room in a boardinghouse near the Tiergarten -- the huge park in central Berlin but also, literally, the "Garden of Beasts" -- and begins his hunt. In classic Deaver fashion, the next forty-eight hours are a feverish cat-and-mouse chase, as Paul stalks Ernst through Berlin while a dogged Berlin police officer and the entire Third Reich apparatus search frantically for the American.
"Garden of Beasts" is packed with fascinating period detail and features a cast of perfectly realized locals, Olympic athletes and senior Nazi officials -- some real, some fictional. With hairpin plot twists, the reigning "master of ticking-bomb suspense" ("People") plumbs the nerve-jangling paranoia of prewar Berlin and steers the story to a breathtaking and wholly unpredictable ending.
"Daisy's getting into double the trouble in this fantastic collection! Whether she's making lots of furry friends on her summer holiday in Spain, or trying to win a coconut at the fair, one thing's for sure - there's always trouble when Daisy's about."
This book includes a selection of poems from the classic book, A Child's Garden of Verses. The poems are divided up into short copywork selections, to allow younger children smaller portions to copy each day. Older children can work through at a quicker pace, copying more than one section each day. There are over 70 selections - enough copywork for about three months!
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