I was very excited, as a fan of Ms Thomas, to receive this book as a Christmas present. It is, however, not a new novel, but a german translation (and I am sure it is a very good one!) of "The End of Mr Y."
As a new vegetable gardener last year, I bought quite a few books to help me get started. Fortunately, this was one of them, and I now realise I need only have bought this one. Although low on colour pictures and other 'glossy' features, it is absolutely packed with useful information and I find I refer to it constantly. It covers a wider range of veg than many other books, too, and has several excellent features, including the value for space ratio mentioned in another review, and several excellent planting plans ('feed a family', etc). I just can't recommend it highly enough.
Another fine collection from this sensitive and intelligent poet. About three-quarters of the book is a selection from seven earlier collections, but there are eighteen new poems too. As with any selected poems one can quibble about what's included and what's left out, but this volume is a superb testament to the work of a poet of lyrical maturity, establishing his themes of time, love, memory, family.