"I have never come across a book so eccentric, elegiac and yet
still compulsive. It calms, quietens, transports and, ultimately, restores
hope that true beauty does not lie in wealth, material acquisition or
celebrity, but in the natural world." -- Daily Telegraph, April 21, 2007
'Deeply pleasing book.'
-- Good Housekeeping
'article by Liza in the travel section, credits book' -- New Statesman
'makes us feel we're seeing Japan from within...in a language we
can follow' -- Pico Iyer, Time Magazine
`striking book... The result is a rich treat with something to
relish on every page'
-- Good Book Guide
From the Publisher
By the author of the bestselling Geisha and Take of Murasaki, a record of nature, passing seasons and a memoir, this beautiful journal of a year is a window into gardening - eastern and western -, Japanese customs and a life lived between two cultures.