Plot 29: A Love Affair with Land

  • by Allan Jenkins
  • Narrated by Allan Jenkins, Mike Grady - foreword
  • 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Plot 29 is on a London allotment site where people come together to grow. It's just that sometimes what Allan Jenkins grows there, along with marigolds and sorrel, is solace.
When I am disturbed, even angry, gardening has been a therapy. When I don't want to talk, I turn to plot 29 or to a wilder piece of land by a northern sea. There, among seeds and trees, my breathing slows, my heart rate too. My anxieties slip away. I nurture small plants from seeds, like when I was small and needed someone to care for me. I offer protection from danger, as I tried to for my brother. It's not all about healing, though it's there in abundance, like summer beans. Sometimes it's just the joy of growing food and flowers and sharing with people you love.
A personal narrative blended with beautiful descriptions of gardening and the pleasures of losing yourself in the horticultural, Plot 29 weaves together memoir and memory from the author's childhood to the present day.

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relaxing with parts intense.

I was excited to hear this. It didn't disappoint. interesting, touching and raw. I felt for him and could relate to a lot of what was said. Having had a negative beginning I've grown to a positive existence. enjoyed this thank you Allan Jenkins.
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- Boo.

Excellent book for the right audience

This is a really good book,but feel you need to be in the right mindspace to enjoy it.
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- N

Book Details

  • Release Date: 23-03-2017
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited