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A Slow Passion: Snails, My Garden and Me
 
 

A Slow Passion: Snails, My Garden and Me [Kindle Edition]

Ruth Brooks
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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Review

A Slow Passion is sweet, informative and sure to cheer exhasperated gardeners (Financial Times)

Once in a while, a book innocently intrigues the head and beguiles the heart. This is one of them ... Warm-hearted, witty and rigorous (The Times 2013-03-23)

A beautifully descriptive read, filled with childhood memories, extraordinary facts, and detailed illustrations (Western Daily Press)

It's the journey that makes this book special ... The moral of the tale is you're never too old or too uneducated to get out there and investigate. This is a hymn to a glorious kind of Englishness, in which the national pastimes of gardening, inquisitiveness and gumption win the day (Mail on Sunday)

A lovely reflection on the smaller, slower, simpler things in life (Top Sante Health & Beauty)

Book Description

One woman's investigation into the whys and wherefores of snails

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 629 KB
  • Print Length: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing; 1 edition (14 Mar 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BORSK14
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #170,676 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A truly enchanting true-life tale. 7 Mar 2013
Format:Hardcover
This is a charming book written by an inspiring lady (whom I had the joy to see speak at the Brighton Science Festival). The book describes a battle with nature fought in a quiet Devon garden that turns into an adventurous project that reveals fascinating new facts and challenges some professional scientists' long-held beliefs. But this is a very human and heart-warming story too, and a story that will appeal to readers of all ages. Ruth's humility, curiosity and humour shine through, but so does her dedicated observation and knowledge of the lives of a creature that many of us would rarely give any attention to. A wonderful read for a Sunday afternoon and a great gift for animal lovers and snail-despising gardeners alike!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A gentle, captivating yet profound read 8 Jun 2013
By NorahT
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Written in elegantly pleasing style, this book not only captures the author's long love affair with the natural world, but also gives us a much deeper insight and knowledge into the microcosmal universe of the snail.

Although I haven't yet finished reading it I have already caught some of her enthusiasm and indeed liking for what I had previously deemed to be garden pests.
She also captures the atmosphere of a 1950's childhood well and I almost felt myself "back there".
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Such an uplifting book 13 Mar 2013
Format:Hardcover
This is a really sweet and nostalgic book. I remember being intrigued by the radio programme where she conducted the experiments. I'm also going to buy copies for my gardening-obsessed aunt and mother in law birthdays. We will banish snails from our hostias!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nostalgia combined with learning 21 May 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This quirky little book is an easy read and combines nostalgia (although younger than the author I remember a childhood in the 50s), "detective" story and perhaps a solution to snails. At least I have resolved to try a season without little blue pellets. I have recommended it to friends of a similar age with gardens - whether it would appeal to a younger generation I don't know.
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