Rhapsody in Green: A novelist, an obsession, a laughably small excuse for a vegetable garden (Paperback)
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A unique celebration of gardening written by an award-winning novelist
Despite the fact that she has only six square metres of grubby urban soil and a few pots, Charlotte Mendelson has a secret life. She is an extreme gardener, an obsessive, an addict. And like all addicts, she wants to spread the joy.
Beginning with Late Winter, Charlotte takes the reader through her gardening year, via Wasting Money Wisely (the lure of the seed packet), Thirty-Three Alternatives to Lettuce (the greatest salads don't need bacon or croutons), Tree Envy (dreams of owning a plum tree), and Fantasy (gardening is an unfulfilled fantasy, never disappointing and always a source of perfect, fruitful happiness).
Inspiration for city-dwellers and the many people with small spaces to garden.
'An extremely entertaining and inspiring story of one woman's passionate transformation of a small, irregular shaped urban garden into a bountiful source of food.' - Woman & Home
'A gardening book like no other, this is the author'' "love letter" to her garden.' - Garden News
About the Author
Charlotte Mendelson's first novel, Love in Idleness, was published in 2001. Her second, Daughters of Jerusalem (2003) won the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and the Somerset Maugham Award. Her third, When We Were Bad (2007), was shortlisted for the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction. Almost English (2013), her fourth, was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize.
Charlotte is a columnist for The New Yorker, where she writes about all things gardening in Onward and Upward in the Garden.