Alice Taylor The Gift of a Garden


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'This is a book about the comfort and sustenance that can be got from gardening and from the earth, about the wonderful pleasures and fulfilment that I get from my garden.' Alice Taylor

Alice's garden is her refuge, her solace. In this book, she invites you into this special place. Inherited from Uncle Jacky, it was for many years a kind of wilderness, until Alice finally managed to get around to transforming it. She introduces you to the great variety of plants and objects she has gathered - everything, of course, with its own unique and fascinating story, brought to life by a master storyteller. Alice's creativity is seen everywhere in her garden. It is a wonderful, magical space, full of surprises, where her warm personality infuses every flower, bush, tree, and surface.

About the Author

Alice Taylor lives in the village of Innishannon in County Cork, in a house attached to the local supermarket and post office. Her first book, To School Through the Fields, was published in 1988. It was an immediate success and quickly became the biggest selling book ever published in Ireland.

Alice has written nearly twenty books since then, largely exploring her beloved village and the ways of life in rural Ireland. She has also written poetry and fiction: her first novel, The Woman of the House, was an immediate bestseller. Most recently, she wrote a children's picture book with her daughter Lena Angland, called Ellie and the Fairy Door.

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'very readable'
- The Irish Garden Magazine

'poetical, beautifully descriptive ... delightful read'
- Country Gardener Magazine

'definitely one to read with a cup of tea in your own garden'
- The English Garden

'reading Alice is like being pushed in the small of the back off a rock into a deep warm pool ... she gives one the exhilaration of being in the presence of a real writer and her skill is so accomplished that it appears effortless'
- The Western People

'reflective and uplifting'
- Mallow Star

'a book that's destined to blossom'
- Vale Star

'the joy of gardening unearthed by Alice'
- Evening Echo

'will provide restful reflection for many'
- Sunday Independent


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