View from a Shed : Four Seasons as an Urban Farmer, Hardback Book

View from a Shed : Four Seasons as an Urban Farmer Hardback


'View from a Shed' is not a book about gardening. It is a book about people who garden. People like Mrs Fuller, almost 100 years old, who remembers watching supervised Italian POWs during WW1, demolish the local manor house; General Safi who was the Protector of the King of Afghanistan but fled his native country after being imprisoned and tortured; and Michael Wale who has had an allotment since 1980 and has an obsession with compost.

Allotments have always been a huge part of urban life and it is that history that informs Wale's narrative. As he takes the reader on a tour of the seasons in his allotment world, he engages with his fellow gardeners and tells their stories. The result is a warm and tender story of flowers and food; sheds and greenhouses; gardeners and local councils. For everyone in the big city who has dreamt about the country life.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 288 pages, Integrated watercolours
  • Publisher: Allison & Busby
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  • Category: Autobiography: general
  • ISBN: 9780749082246



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