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Mr. MacGregor Paperback – 4 May 1999

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Product details

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket Books; New edition edition (4 May 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0671015842
  • ISBN-13: 978-0671015848
  • Product Dimensions: 17.2 x 10.8 x 2.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,212,188 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Alan Titchmarsh is the author of four bestselling novels. He has been the main presenter on BBC2's GARDENER'S WORLD since 1996 and is also the main presenter on GROUND FORCE and his new series HOW TO BE A GARDENER. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


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By A Customer on 10 Aug. 1999
Format: Paperback
Needing something light to while away the hours over here in Japan I picked up Mr. Macgregor. I'm not much of a gardening man - indeed I tend to switch channels when such programmes come on the TV - but this one caught the imagination. And what do you know ? It's excellent. Alan Tichmarsh writes with an engaging style that I would never have expected, draws wonderful word pictures of events and characters and keeps the story going at just the right pace to ensure that you're turning the pages in expectation. Funny and endearing, the text flows smoothly and you are filled with pangs of anxiety as you see the number of pages still to go getting fewer and fewer. I would never have believed that gardening would make such a good subject for a light-hearted and funny story, or that Alan Tichmarsh could have told it so well. How wrong I was. I don't have my copy on me at present - it's doing the rounds of all my friends. Read Mr. Macgregor, water in well and pass it on. Then wait for a lovely crop of smiles to bloom. Perfect for any season.
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This is an excellent first attempt by Alan (later to be followed by two more classics!) The storyline is gripping and there are many unpredictable little twists to the plot along the way. I don't find books easy to read but it's difficult to put this one down - it's the sort of book you think about during the day at work. I recommend this book without reservation.
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Mr. MacGregor I listened to this book as an audiobook while doing some decorating. It is excellent. It is read by Alan Titchmarsh which is great as it's not often an audiobook is read by the author, with the characters being portrayed exactly as they were intended to be. He is a first class reader, and gave his characters such a wide range of authentic-sounding voices that you could hardly believe it was the same person. It kept me engrossed all the way through. In fact, I got as much enjoyment out of his reading as I did the story!
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This is a good book for an author's first novel, but it lacks a certain something. It hasnn't got the same happy glow to it as his other two books have (The Last Lighthouse Keeper & Animal Instincts), but it is a good novel all the same.
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This was a comfortable read, without that sounding patronising. Very little happens to be honest there's only minor conflict within the pages, however the story potters along at a steady pace. I would have thought that considering the book was published by such a high profile publishing house that the spelling mistakes and editorial errors had been ironed out by now. This is a suitable book for anyone interested in gardening and needing alook behind the scenes of TV shows, I did find the descriptions of the show production's and other parts of the protagonists career a tad dull and used as filler. Titchmarsh is a gardener so the odd cliche does creep in as do passages of purple prose, this said they make for a enjoyable read and there are some gems in and among the text like, 'The curtains, pulled back, reavealed a soft grey mist hanging like cows' breath over the water-meadows. Beyond them the sun, no brighter than a torch with a fading battery, was doing its best...' Overall this is a good summer book for anyone looking for some light entertainment.
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By Mrs. K. A. Wheatley TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 23 Nov. 2000
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This was fairly well written and no more far fetched in the romance stakes than many other books I've read by full time writers. The character of Rob was nicely drawn. I expect he was quite easy to do as he seems to be Alan with the name changed. It wasn't too heavy on the horticulture either, which was one thing I was dreading and the sub plot concerning Rob's Dad and his nursery was quite interesting and believably sentimental.
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By A Customer on 14 Jun. 1999
Format: Paperback
I saw this advertised in a London Tube Station on my way to the airport to leave the country. I could not find it anywhere in the States, and it took a long time to wait for it in paperback. But, I am pleased to say, it was worth the wait. Charming characters, and great garden tips in one.
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Well worth reading. A story that keeps your interest with its easy reading content. Obviously drawn from real life which makes one wonder which sections of the story actually happened or almost did!
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