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BOOK
Title Plot 29 : a memoir / Allan Jenkins
Imprint London : 4th Estate, 2017
©2017

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 Stadsbibl:Slottet vån 3 Trädgård, husdjur, mat & barnuppfostran  635 Jenkins    CHECK SHELF  ---
Descript xiii, 255 pages : portraits ; 23 cm
Note AUTOBIOGRAPHY: GENERAL. Plot 29 is on a London allotment site where people come together to grow. It's just that sometimes what Allan Jenkins grows there, along with marigolds and sorrel, is solace. When I am disturbed, even angry, gardening has been a therapy. When I don't want to talk I turn to plot 29, or to a wilder piece of land by a northern sea. There, among seeds and trees, my breathing slows; my heart rate too. My anxieties slip away. I nurture small plants from seeds, like when I was small and needed someone to care for me. I offer protection from danger, as I tried to for my brother. It's not all about healing, though it's there in abundance, like summer beans. Sometimes it's just the joy of growing food and flowers and sharing with people you love. A personal narrative blended with beautiful descriptions of gardening and the pleasures of losing yourself in the horticultural, Plot 29 weaves together memoir and memory, from the author's childhood to the present day
Subject Jenkins, Allan (Food writer) -- Homes and haunts -- England -- London
Jenkins, Allan Author.
Allotment gardens -- England -- London
Biographies.
Koloniträdgårdar
Odlingslotter
Storbritannien -- London
Biografi
Självbiografier
Classmark 635.09421
Add Title Plot twenty nine
ISBN/ISSN 9780008121969 hardback
0008121966 hardback
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