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Serendipity



The other day I was a few minutes early for a hairdresser’s appointment, so nipped into the charity shop opposite. There amongst the usual rubbish was the familiar grey spine of a Persephone book. Whipped it out and found it was one I’d been wanting to read. As-new condition, complete with bookmark. Gardener’s Nightcap by Muriel Stuart is the chatty, random thoughts type of gardening book it’s so nice to dip into. Here’s a taster from the beginning:
‘And then to bed, to lie with one’s face to the uncurtained window, thinking of seed-sowing, and pruning and mulching, and slug hunting, and this year’s done, and next year’s doings, and all the other garden preoccupations that obtrude themselves so pleasantly before a gardener sleeps.’

I feel I was meant to find this book.

Comments

Perfect Serendipity.
I hate having my hair cut but the find kept me high!

Gardening Book

That's just the sort of gardening book I love. Lucky you!

Re: Gardening Book

Just my type of book, too. It was indeed a lucky find.
What a lucky find for you :)
I've enjoyed what I've read of it so far!
I love this book - perfect bedside reading. What a great find.
Yes indeed. Reminds me why I garden.

(Anonymous)

It sounds just perfect. I shall look into it myself.
So far, I can say it's a lovely book.
Definitely serendipitous. It looks like a beautiful book.
It is! Lucky me.
I enjoyed this too. Lovely illustrations. What a lucky find, especially with the bookmark.
It is a lovely book. I was pleased because it's rare to find anything decent in charity shops these days. I like to publicise these finds to give people hope!

(Anonymous)

FLORA KLICKMANN

I found 3 gardening/memoirs books from 1930s era by Flora Klickmann.
Have you read her?

Re: FLORA KLICKMANN

Yes indeed. I've read and have all her Flower Patch books and a couple of others as well. Also several volumes of the Girl's Own Annual edited by her.

A couple of brief past mentions here.