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  • Published: 14 January 2021
  • ISBN: 9781473574960
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 416

Seed to Dust

A Gardener's Story




A wonderful, life-enhancing book which follows a year in the life of a professional gardener and the relationship he has with the woman who employs him to look after her 8-acre garden.

A wonderful, rich and life-enhancing book which follows a year in the life of a professional gardener and the relationship he has with the woman who employs him to look after her 8-acre garden.

Each chapter is about one of the months of the year and the particular changes in the garden and wildlife at that time, as well as digressions on Marc's childhood and home life, his youth spent homeless in the countryside, the changes in his employer's life and fascinating stories and folklore about natural history and particular plants in the garden. It is a meditation on the natural cycle of growth and decay both in the garden and in human life.

It will include beautiful line drawings at the start of each chapter.

  • Published: 14 January 2021
  • ISBN: 9781473574960
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 416

About the author

Marc Hamer

Marc Hamer was born in the North of England and moved to Wales over thirty years ago. After spending a period homeless, then working on the railway, he returned to education and studied fine art in Manchester and Stoke-on-Trent. He has worked in art galleries, marketing, graphic design and taught creative writing in a prison before becoming a gardener. His first book, A Life in Nature; or How to Catch a Mole, was longlisted for the Wainwright Prize.

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