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5.0 out of 5 stars
Fantastically Low Tech, 29 Dec. 2005
I love this book. Shepherd shares his passion for biodiversity and his experiences of gardening for the night with wonderful intimacy. First we get to eavesdrop on a conversation he has with a woman which meanders from moths to monkeys and back again. Then we get snippets of his 'memory book' diary. We learn about what plants are good for the night time garden, how to build a pond and that Shepherd is an old romantic who likes kissing in hammocks. This book feels great too, it's published by the Centre for Alternative Technology on Cyclus 100% post consumer waste paper which helps give it that feel of reading someone's notebook. Buy this book - it will make you want to be in your garden at night. Magic.