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  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket Books; New edition edition (18 Jun. 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0671037382
  • ISBN-13: 978-0671037383
  • Product Dimensions: 17 x 11.4 x 3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,665,911 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Originally trained at Hertfordshire College of Horticulture and Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Alan Titchmarsh is the author of over 40 books about gardening, including How to be a Gardener Book 1: Back to Basics, the fastest-selling of all time in the genre, and the bestselling The Kitchen Gardener: How to Grow Your Own Fruit and Veg. He writes for BBC Gardeners' World Magazine, and is gardening correspondent for the Daily Express and Sunday Express. He has presented Gardeners' World, the annual coverage of The Chelsea Flower Show and Nature of Britain, and has his own daily chatshow and presents his own show on Radio 2.

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Alan Titchmarsh, the best known gardener novelist in Britain, extends his patch with his novel, Animal Instincts. Expectedly funny and warm, Animal Instincts also has a distinct tinge of social commentary. The central figure is one Kit Lavery, who is returning to bucolic Devon, after ten enjoyable years in the Aussie Outback, so as to sort out the parlous estate of his deceased dad. It is all Kit can do not to leap on the next plane home when he meets the scarily modern women presiding over his father's penniless eco-empire: feisty Elizabeth, polemical Jess.

Love, naturally, will bloom in this seemingly unpromising soil. Before it does Titchmarsh deftly sketches an engaging plot that touches on delicate countryside issues like fox hunting, conservancy and the class system, without ever getting tendentious or dull--and without losing the quintessentially pleasant and light-hearted tone. --Sean Thomas --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Alan Titchmarsh has been the main presenter on BBC2's Gardeners' World since 1996. He is also the main presenter on Ground Force, the popular garden makeover programme. He has twice been named 'Gardening Writer of the Year' and writes regularly in BBC Gardeners' World Magazine, as well as being gardening correspondent for the Daily Express and Radio Times.

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Matt Meaney on 2 Feb. 2001
Format: Audio Cassette
If you liked "Mr MacGregor" and "The Last Lighthouse Keeper" then "you ain't seen nothing yet!" This is by far the best of his three novels (and I thought that the "Last Lighthouse Keeper" was fantastic!) It lacks nothing. It has that same warm glow that "The Last Lighthouse Keeper" had and it has the brilliant story lines of all good novels. If this isn't a brilliant work of genius then I don't know what is. The story has love, lust, mystery and romance. It is so well written that you can almost imagine being there and if you like a good novel in any respect then this is for you - it has somehing for everyone. I would say without a doubt that this is the best book I have ever read and I have read a lot of books. This one was so good I had it finished in two days!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 23 Dec. 2001
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Hats off to you, Alan!!! You've done it again!, I thought it couldn't get much better after reading "The last lighthouse keeper", but obviously it could.
This is simply one of the best books I have ever read, - and I've read quite a few by now. Two thumbs up, way up - can't wait to read your next book, just to see if you can outdo yourself yet again!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 17 July 2001
Format: Paperback
Another good story from Mr T but, I'm still thinking it over. It lacks the depth of 'The Last Lighthouse Keeper' which, for me, is Alan's best book, I think I was a little disappointed with the main character Kit. He promised so much but ultimately lacked the killer punch and turned a bit wishy washy...but don't let that put you off it is still very readable and a page-turner, if I had been able to register four and a half stars I would have. All Alan's books are a great read. Keep them coming Mr T.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 6 Nov. 2000
Format: Hardcover
Alan Titchmarsh is getting better and better. Animal Instincts is a great read. Set in the British countryside, there's lots of sex, lots of fresh air, and bags of love. If you want to escape and have a bloody good read then this book is it !
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Gardener on 27 Feb. 2007
Format: Paperback
This is the fourth novel I read from Alan Titchmarsh. Even though 'Rosie' and 'Mr MacGregor' are still my favourites, this book is also a very good read. The story seemed to start off a bit slow, but then it developed very well and became a lot more interesting. It deals with the different sides of country life and explained a lot to me I didn't know before. Recommended read!
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I must have reread this book several times, its such a easy read. You can get through it in one weekend (especially good at getting you back into nature and all things gardenie!)
For a man who's first occupation is gardening, he is a surprisingly good writer, making you feel like your inside one of his countryside nature novels. What is refreshing is that it is a relatively unique plot; man comes home from australia to bury father and take over nature reserve/home and ends up falling in love again with it, whilst romping through several women. Sex, nature and Devon all rolled into one. Awesome combination, and one i heartily recommend as a easy, quick and heartwarming read. A definate winter read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Listener on 5 Jan. 2011
Format: Paperback
Alan has proved to be an all rounder.

His books are sensual, intruiging and above all easy reading.

Every new book delves into a different location and situation, from, yes, gardening, to boat building.

10/10
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By terence on 11 May 2011
Format: Paperback
excellent read for ALAN titchmarsh fans.
Talking to a pig may be funny but it is an amusing read.
Have now read all the books like this one and find that putting it down
is near impossible to do
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