A Bunch Of Sweet Peas
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A Bunch Of Sweet Peas

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In 1911, in the Scottish Border village of Sprouston, the young parish minister wrote to the Daily Mail for entry forms for its sweet pea competition.The top prize was a staggering GBP1000 and organisers predicted that as many as 15,000 would enter. He could not foretell that the paper's estimate of the number of competitors would be more than doubled, or that a fortnight before the deadline a nation-wide drought would threaten the very existence of the sweet peas he was so painstakingly cultivating. This touching - and beautifully illustrated - tale is based on a true story.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 148 x 174 x 8mm | 140.62g
  • Canongate Books Ltd
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • Main
  • full colour illustrations
  • 1841953873
  • 9781841953878
  • 592,506

About Henry Donald

HENRY DONALD was born in Haddington near Edinburgh and educated at McGill University, Montreal. He taught in Canada, England and Scotland, and as an actor toured with Sir John Martin-Harvey. He was associated with the BBC for over twenty years as producer, broadcaster, drama critic and writer.show more

Review quote

As pretty and colourful as a spring bouquet, A Bunch of Sweet Peas is the most enchanting, off-beat book of the year so far. * Evening Times * What a delightful short story ... its simple charm would warm the heart on a bleak winter's evening. * Scottish Home and Country * Charming. * Mail on Sunday *show more

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24 ratings
3.66 out of 5 stars
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4 33% (8)
3 17% (4)
2 17% (4)
1 4% (1)
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