A melancholy inventory of a paradise lost and regained. (BBC Wildlife
Revel in Devlin's heartfelt prose and swoon at the photographs of wild orchids and delicate grasses. (Sunday Telegraph
Beautiful, action packed. (Guardian
Within 24 hours of picking up this book for review, I had already convinced three owners and managers of wildflower meadows to buy a copy… All managers and owners of wildflower meadows should own this book, as should farming and countryside advisers who need to improve their knowledge about wildflower meadows and their wild plants. (British Wildlife
About the Author
Andy Garnett is an engineer, a philanthropist and an optimist. He spent most of his professional life working in advanced tech industry and has lived in North America and Japan. His book Steel Wheels, a tribute to the world of railways, was published in 2005.
POLLY DEVLIN grew up in County Tyrone, on the shores of Belfast Lough, in the fifties. Her first job was as a writer for Vogue magazine for which she became features editor. She has also been a columnist for The Sunday Times, The New Statesman, and The Observer. She has written two highly-acclaimed autobiographical books, The Far Side of the Lough
and All of Us There
and a novel, Dora
, published by Chatto. She now divides her time between Dublin, London and her home in Somerset.
She describes her first job, as a writer on Vogue: 'I was twenty-one. One minute I was lurching on the bus to Belfast, the next I was going to Tehran to interview the Empress Farah Dibah'. This collection felt to her like 'writing home'.