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One Man and His Dig Valentine Low

One Man and His Dig By Valentine Low

One Man and His Dig by Valentine Low


$23.99
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Summary

A funny and original look at the various crops and characters the author encountered during his years tending a west London allotment.

One Man and His Dig Summary

One Man and His Dig: Adventures of an Allotment Novice by Valentine Low

When Valentine Low decided to forego his world of dinner parties with the chattering classes to take on a pastime usually indulged in by old men with flat caps and rollups, he had little idea of the sea change it would bring about in his life. A year down the line he had developed a worrying obsession with potatoes, a resourcefulness that borders on kleptomania and an ever-strengthening relationship with a cheery Irishman named Michael (who thinks that zeitgeist is something nasty you get on your cucumbers).

By turns entertaining and informative, and packed with allotment wisdom -- everything from who was responsible for the desecration of the purple sprouting broccoli (that'll be the pigeons) to how to build a proper manure heap -- One Man and His Digis an indispensable guidebook for all green-fingered urbanites.

About Valentine Low

Valentine Low is one of the most recognisable names in newspapers. As a journalist for the Evening Standard for the past fifteen years he has covered the most important stories all over the world, from events in London to World Cup parties in Brazil and even the war in Iraq. He lives in west London.

Additional information

GOR001239024
9781847391285
1847391281
One Man and His Dig: Adventures of an Allotment Novice by Valentine Low
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Simon & Schuster Ltd
2008-05-06
288
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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