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Good in a Bed: Garden Writings Paperback – 19 Jun 2003


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Ursula Buchan is an award-winning author and lecturer, specialising in gardening, garden history and social history. She has written 17 books, including 'A Green and Pleasant Land: How England's Gardeners Fought the Second World War', published by Hutchinson in 2013, with a paperback published by Windmill in 2014, and also RHS The Garden Anthology (Frances Lincoln, 2014). In 2007, she won the 'Enthusiasts' Book of the Year' from the Garden Media Guild with 'Garden People' (Thames and Hudson). In 2011, she was named 'Garden Columnist of the Year' by the Garden Media Guild for her Gardens column in 'The Spectator'. She gives lectures and illustrated talks on a number of gardening subjects, as well as on the life and work of her grandfather, John Buchan. She lives with her husband and two spaniels in Northamptonshire, England. When she is not writing or lecturing, she spends a great deal of time in her large country garden, time that never seems wasted.

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'Her horticultural knowledge is formidable, but she wears her learning lightly...Her approach is always human, always engaging' (The Spectator 20011201)

'The sort of book that you can curl up with on a winter evening and simply enjoy. There's plenty of sound advice and good ideas for gardeners, but it's the personal touch she brings to her writing that is so inviting' (Choice Magazine 20020101)

'The perfect bedside companion' BOOKS OF THE YEAR (Independent (Weekend Review) 20011201)

' Gardeners and non-gardeners alike will enjoy her work' (Country Illustrated 20011001)

'Looks at various garden topics in a sparky and amusing way' (Literary Review 20020201)

' Good in Bed is a perfect read in a bed or a railway station or under the swaying palms of Staffordshire' (Country Life 20010901)

'The tone of Ursula Buchan's collected gardening pieces is perfectly pitched...she has turned into one of our most respected and literate garden writers' (Times Literary Supplement 20011026)

'An intriguing picture of the development of gardening during the Eighties and Nineties. Curl up in an armchair with this book - it makes gardening a great spectator sport' (The Field 20020301)

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Ursula Buchan writes a regular gardening column for 'The Spectator' and the 'Independent' and has contributed to numerous newspapers and magazines. After Cambridge University, she trained as a gardener at the Royal Horticultural Society's gardens at Wisley and at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. She has presented two series on flower shows for Channel 4 and has appeared on BBC radio. Her books include 'Gardening for Pleasure', 'Plants for All Seasons' and 'Better against a Wall'. She lives in Cambridgeshire.

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