Compiler Dee Palmer is a journalist and writer with a special interest in gardening. When she started the research for this audiobook, she expected to find many differences between the experiences of 19th-century women gardeners and those of today. Instead, she was struck by how modern much of their advice is, and her personal selection from the writings of these six women reflects that.
Reader Marilyn Cutts graduated from Manchester University with a degree in English and a post-graduate diploma in drama. After starting at Derby Playhouse, she had her first taste of a commercial musical with a tour of Godspell! In 1983 she co-founded the group Fascinating Aida with Dillie Keane, leaving to pursue a solo career after the group was nominated for an Olivier award for their 20-year reunion tour, One Last Flutter. Her voice over work varies from documentaries, such as Defender of the Children for Yorkshire TV, to education tapes for IT students.
The music is composed by Richard Bissill and played by Richard Bissill (piano) and Susan Thomas (flute) The cover illustration is A Garden in October, Aldworth by Helen Allingham. It is reproduced by kind permission of the Trustees, Cecil Higgins Art Gallery, Bedford.
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By Mari on 23-04-14
What made the experience of listening to Every Lady a Gardener the most enjoyable?
I really enjoyed the historical aspect of this reading; the advice of 19th and 20th century lady writers who enjoyed gardening as much as many of us do today. I found the narration, the aristocratic English accent, completely charming and perfect for the reading.
Any additional comments?
I used this as motivation for getting out into my own garden and as inspiration for keeping me there. I listened to it twice while tending the veggies, trimming the ligustrums and planting my own...."DOLLiahas". My only reservation is, on review it is an abridged version. I would love to hear the un-abridged! I found it a beautifully done reading and a lovely and inspiring investment of my time.
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By Stephanie Corder on 07-02-15
I bought this for my mother and myself, fellow gardening souls to enjoy on a short trip- and, oh WOW was it a fabulous listen! We LOVED every perfidious morsel- such a perfect book for women gardeners old and young.