I gratefully thank fellow blogger “The Persnickety Reader” for guiding me to a wonderful old novel entitled Old Herbaceous: a novel of the garden by Reginald Arkell. I loved this short book about a retired gardener in England.
Perhaps I loved the book because I enjoy gardening. Over the weekend I planted flowers and potted vegetable plants in our backyard. For me, summer is incomplete without the opportunity to feel the earth beneath my fingers.
This story takes place in the early to mid 1900’s and the author has done a capital job of capturing the changing times and painting pictures of glorious English gardens for the reader. This is a quick read and a lovely story all the way around.
Thank you Persnickety! http://thepersnicketyreader.com/category/book-review/