I rarely win prizes, possibly because I rarely enter competitions. Recently I made a comment on Karen Gimson’s Bramble Garden Blog (one of a few I follow) in response to her post reviewing Tony Hall’s book The Immortal Yew, (recently published by Kew). I’d seen the book reviewed elsewhere and had already determined to buy myself a copy and told Karen so in my comment.
Karen had been given some copies by the publisher to offer in a prize draw and she was drawing names at random from those who commented. My luck was in and I was one of the fortunate winners.
I’ve just picked the book out of the mailbox at the entrance to the drive (we are currently at the French house) and can’t wait to read it.
I shall approach it in the same way I approach other illustrated garden books by leafing through it page by page looking at the photographs and illustrations, and thereby getting a sense of the geography of the book. On a second pass I shall read some of the headings, captions, and skim read some of the text. And then over time I shall go back, dipping into it much more deeply, revelling in the descriptions and the photographs at a much slower pace.
I’m hugely grateful to you, Karen for this lovely present.
Read Karen’s review here: