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  • Published: 1 December 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409057048
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 128

The Best of Experts


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Dr Hessayon's personal selection from fifty years of Experts - the best of the best.

Over the past fifty years the Experts have dominated the gardening book world.Many millions of readers in Britain and overseas have turned to them for instruction, identification, plant history or just an armchair read in winter.

Most gardeners have at least one, but very few have collected them all - an average Expert reader has two or three titles.People have their favourite Expert, but it would be nice if they could have a taste of the most interesting bits, and who knows better where to find them than the man who wrote them.

The Best of Experts is Dr Hessayon's selection of his personal favourites from every one of the twenty four titles.This tasting ranges from the original 1959 vintage to the 2009 Green Garden Expert nouveau.It's a collection as varied as the subject of gardening can be - readers are given a taste of every aspect of gardening under the sun which will leave them with a thirst for more.

  • Pub date: 1 December 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409057048
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 128

About the Author

D G Hessayon

Dr Hessayon is the world’s best-selling horticultural author – his Expert series of gardening books have sold over 53 million copies.He has been honoured by Queen Elizabeth who created him an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for services to British horticulture.He has been honoured by a leading newspaper which included him in its list of ’60 Truly Great Elizabethans’ because “he has taught millions of us how to garden with his wonderful do-it-yourself guides”.He has been honoured by Guinness World Records as “the top-selling living author of the 1990s”.He has been honoured at the National Book Awards with the first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award.

The Expert style is hard to define.According to the Librarian of the Royal Horticultural Society “Dr Hessayon perfected a manner of presentation which has yet to be surpassed for clarity, intelligibility and ease of access”.According to The Times “he invented a formula of clear, uncluttered advice and illustrations with a superbly logical layout”.

There are 21 Expert titles in the series which have been enjoyed by gardeners all round the world.The House Plant Expert has now passed sales of one million copies in both the U.S. and Russia.

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