Nobbut a Lad

Nobbut a Lad

CD-Audio

By (author) Alan Titchmarsh

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  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Audio Books
  • Format: CD-Audio | 2 pages
  • Dimensions: 125mm x 142mm x 10mm | 100g
  • Publication date: 16 November 2006
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1844560856
  • ISBN 13: 9781844560851
  • Edition: Unabridged
  • Edition statement: Unabridged
  • Sales rank: 490,978

Product description

One of the best-loved men in Britain, Alan Titchmarsh, brilliantly recalls his childhood in 1950s Yorkshire. Alan Titchmarsh grew up, and developed his passion for nature in the wild and beautiful landscape of Yorkshire. A real treat for his millions of fans, the ever-popular presenter vividly depicts a childhood of simple pleasures like climbing trees and fishing in streams, in a time of post-war austerity. It was not a deprived childhood, yet neither was the garden eternally rosy and Alan's colourful portrait of a bygone era brings poignant moments and others that leave you aching with laughter. Alan's sharp eye for detail brings to life various family members and their memorable quirks, as well as local characters, childhood haunts and significant events that have shaped his life.

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Alan Titchmarsh is known to millions through the popular BBC TV programmes Ground Force and Gardener's World. He has written more than thirty gardening books, as well as four novels. He lives with his wife, two daughters and a medley of animals in Hampshire, where he gardens organically.

Review quote

'A gentle exercise in nostalgia.' Financial Times 'Filled with beautifully textured, wonderfully astute observations on the characters that peopled his childhood in the Fifties... very much an anti-misery memoir.' Daily Express 'Britain's favourite TV presenter recalls his happy childhood in '50s Yorkshire. With a great eye for detail, he paints an affectionate portrait of a bygone era.' Woman & Home