Boring, couldn t get into it at all I like books about France, slow to get started books, books about gardens, books about emigres.
but somehow I just don t get on with the author at all Have given it a good effort, but just cannot be bothered to struggle on with it.
Rollicking Adventures Of An English Garden Designer In Provence Independent Escapist Reading Magic The TimesAlex Dingwall Main Left London With His Wife And Dog Nine Years Ago For The Luberon Region Of The South Of France A Landscape Gardener Of International Renown He Was In Search Of A Challenge A New Climate, A New Way Of Gardening And A New Way Of Life This Is His Account Of Gardening His Way Round Provence, And In Particular, Of Attempting To Restore The ☆ The Luberon Garden Á Download by » Alex Dingwall-Main Secret Garden Of M Nerbes Situated High On The Plains Of The Luberon Region, M Nerbes Is A Famously Beautiful Village But This Garden Had Long Been Forgotten It Trailed Down Over Seven Levels, Thick With Brambles And Hornets Nests, Almond Blossom And Ancient Fig Trees It Was An Archetypal Proven Al Garden And For One Whole Year It Dominated Alex Dingwall Main S Life From Distant Dreams Came Growth And Disasters, But Ultimately, The Garden Is Reclaimed From Truffle Dealers To Local Mayors, Film Star Neighbours To JCB Drivers And Olive Tree Farmers, Alex Takes Us On A Guided Tour Of An Extraordinary Area Published In Hardback With Serialisation In The Times And Major Review And Feature Coverage, This Is The Enticing Paperback Edition Of A Beautifully Written Book On Plants, People And Life Evocative And Inspiring, The Luberon Garden Will Take You On An Unforgettable Journey á The Luberon Garden á A lot of funny funny anecdotes especially where his three year old is concerned but Mr Dingwall Main can t really write or perhaps over writes is a better word Overblown, frowsy prose Its too bad I actually liked his other book The ANGEL TREE The writing improved there Could have been a good book if he had held back on the twelve syllable words.
someone gave me this book just before I moved to Provence because I am a passionate gardener and I found it quite interesting and amusing in a rather contrived way I have just re read it with a few years of Provence under my belt in fact, not far from the Luberon, and I found this book an accurate and amusing picture of the eccentricities of the French and Provencal life in particular I was also able to compare my horticultural experiences with those of the author and even learn things from his book I like all his adjectives and wordy descriptions The exuberance of light and life in this corner of France somehow lend themselves to his style.
Cahoots Really I only read a third of the book before quitting due to boredom.