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The Jewel Garden: A Story of Despair and Redemption (English Edition) [Format Kindle]

Sarah Don , Monty Don
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Overwhelmingly honest, passionate, inspiring, with prose to die for. Like everything else Don does, this purports to be about gardens and gardening but is actually a meditation on family and love. (Julie Myerson, Books of the Year, Independent)

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THE JEWEL GARDEN is the story of the garden that over the past decade has bloomed from the muddy fields around the Dons' Tudor farmhouse, a perfect metaphor for the Monty and Sarah's own rise from the ashes of a spectacular commercial failure.

At the same time THE JEWEL GARDEN is the story of a creative partnership that has weathered the greatest storm, and a testament to the healing powers of the soil. In his weekly column for the Observer, Monty Don has always been candid about the garden's role in helping him to pull back from the abyss of depression; THE JEWEL GARDEN elaborates on this much further. Written in an optimistic, autobiographical vein, Monty and Sarah's story is truly an exploration of what it means to be a gardener.

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  • Format : Format Kindle
  • Taille du fichier : 534 KB
  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 212 pages
  • Editeur : Hodder & Stoughton; Édition : New Ed (1 mars 2012)
  • Vendu par : Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Langue : Anglais
  • ASIN: B00713DML8
  • Synthèse vocale : Activée
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  • Composition améliorée: Activé
  • Moyenne des commentaires client : 4.0 étoiles sur 5  Voir tous les commentaires (1 commentaire client)
  • Classement des meilleures ventes d'Amazon: n°294.652 dans la Boutique Kindle (Voir le Top 100 dans la Boutique Kindle)

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4.0 étoiles sur 5 Inspiring story 28 mai 2013
Par murillo98
The authors talk frankly about their respective foibles - jewelry for her, gardening for him - that led to an initial bankruptcy, but which they managed to funnel into a worthy endeavour - their Jewel Garden. It is inspiring to read about how they forgave, cooperated, and preserved their marriage. Beautiful pictures, a nice coffee table book or rainy day read.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 A wonderful memoir by one of Britain's top garden program presenters 12 juin 2012
Par Tooncesmom - Publié sur Amazon.com
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I'm a fan of the British program Gardeners' World, hosted by Monty Don. Each episode offers wonderful tips any gardener can use, even one in the Santa Cruz mountains! I've enjoyed Monty Don's garden, tips and his down-to-earth style, so much so that I wanted to learn more.

A search revealed several books, one of which is The Jewel Garden, a journal written by both Monty and his wife Sarah. Subtitled A Story of Despair and Redemption, it tells about their meeting at Cambridge, their first successful jewelry design company and devastating financial reverses. Finally, it tells about their love of gardening, their devotion to each other and how these loves order their lives. The trade paperback has a number of lovely photos showing the Dons in their London days and the transformation of an old listed Herefordshire house on two acres into one of the country's amazing gardens.

The Dons are self-taught gardeners: they grow what they like with a preference for an informal look and the inclusion of vegetables that find their way to the table.

From Sarah: "Over the years life has become more comfortable and the happiest time that we spend together is in the garden. The energy has now gone from making it to sustaining its rhythm."

From Monty: "We have made this garden together; there is nothing in it that is not a result of that partnership. From the mess and joy of our past and present we have created a place that is intensely personal, yet lives quite separately from us. It is this precious thing that we are making out of life's muddle."

The above two observations epitomize the substance of this delightful memoir. If you love gardening, you will thoroughly enjoy The Jewel Garden by Monty and Sarah Don.

First published by Hodder and Stoughton, 2005. 179 pages.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 A Lovely Story 12 juin 2007
Par E. Benzakein - Publié sur Amazon.com
This is one of my top 5 gardening books! It is a wonderful, honest and inspiring story of how two people were able to overcome many major challenges and create a beautiful garden and life together through the process. It is a very lovely story!
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3.0 étoiles sur 5 The story is good. It's a nice insight into one of my ... 11 septembre 2014
Par P. Richardson - Publié sur Amazon.com
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The story is good. It's a nice insight into one of my favorite TV personalities - and no mistake about it - he is an outstanding host. However, I don't like the "his and her's" diary style, the constant back and forth. Worth a read, but even as an avid gardener my eyes kind of glazed over as I got into the garden diary of the year at Longmeadow. Easily skimmed, though.
5.0 étoiles sur 5 I really REALLY enjoyed this book 5 juin 2015
Par Amazon Customer - Publié sur Amazon.com
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I am an avid gardener and have been watching Monty Don's gardening programs for a few years now. I really REALLY enjoyed this book. It is honest, entertaining and enlightening. The first part of the book is mostly about the person and how he and his wife got started. The second part of the book is far more gardening related with meticulous details about the plants that Monty and Sarah have in their gardens. It is a quick and engaging read. I would recommend it to anyone who knows of Monty Don or is interested in a great story about a great gardener.
5.0 étoiles sur 5 The wonderful Monty Don. 5 décembre 2012
Par Jan Berry - Publié sur Amazon.com
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What can I say? Monty Don is the gardener's guru. I watched his BBC gardeners world on TV and moaned that every episode was too short!! Now that I own his books I am in gardener's heaven even though I live in the opposite hemisphere. He is real. I feel is gardening is achievable for the non purist gardener like me. Every gardener should own his books. This one is a great read, full of information and ideas and keeps one heartened about things that can and do go wrong. A most enjoyable book.
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