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NIGEL: my family and other dogs
A CELEBRATION OF HOW DOGS ENRICH OUR LIVES BY THE BBC GARDENERS WORLD PRESENTER.
‘This is a book about love. Love for a particular dog, Nigel, but also for all the dogs that I’ve shared my life with. There have been quite a few over the years and I’ve felt enormous passion and love, friendship and companionship for each one of them. I have always had a dog, or dogs, and I cannot imagine life without them.
Of course, Nigel is special. And Longmeadow is his garden, and that’s the other love story. I’ve made this garden over the last quarter of a century and over the last eight years Nigel has shared it. So, this is the story of Nigel, but also the story of gardening, life, and love for those we share our lives with.‘
Nigel, the golden retriever, is the star of BBC Gardeners’ World, padding along quietly behind his owner, Monty Don, and yet stealing every scene. Beloved by the public, Nigel gets fan-mail, birthday cards and has inspired social media fan-sites.
In this heart-warming memoir of Nigel and all the other dogs in his life, Monty Don also explores the special place dogs occupy in our lives and celebrates the deep love we have for them.
MONTY DON is the presenter of the phenomenally popular BBC programme, Gardeners’ World, aided by Nigel.
They both live in Herefordshire where Monty gardens and Nigel catches tennis balls.
Monty and her wife Sarah Don are the authors of the highly-acclaimed and much-loved THE JEWEL GARDEN. First published in 2005 and now fresh to the Two Roads list, this is the story of the garden that over the past years has bloomed from the muddy fields around the Don’s Tudor farmhouse, a perfect metaphor for the Monty and Sarah’s own rise from the ashes of spectacular commercial failure.
At the same time THE JEWEL GARDEN is the story of a creative partnership that has weathered the greatest storm, and a testament to the healing powers of the soil.
Written in an optimistic, autobiographical vein, Monty and Sarah’s story is truly an exploration of what it means to be a gardener.
‘passionate – inspiring’ Independent