With One Lousy Free Packet of Seeds

With One Lousy Free Packet of Seeds

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'It was nobody's fault, this widely held assumption that Come Into the Garden had long since sought eternal peace in the great magazine rack in the sky. Nevertheless, it required strength of character for those intimately acquainted with the title not to take the comments personally. After all, it was a bit like being dead but not lying down'. Osborne Lonsdale, a down-at-heel journalist mysteriously attractive to women, writes a regular celebrity interview for Come Into the Garden. This week his 'Me and My Shed' column will be based on the charming garden outhouse owned by TV sitcom star Angela Farmer. Unbeknown to Osborne, driving down to Devon to interview Angela in her country retreat, the sleepy magazine has been taken over by the new management. So it happens that Osborne's research trip is interrupted by a trainload of anxious hacks from London - Lillian the fluffy blonde secretary, Michelle the sub-editor who has a secret crush on Osborne, and Trent Carmichael, crime novelist and bestselling author of S is for...Secateurs!show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 127 x 197mm
  • Profile Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 1861977492
  • 9781861977496
  • 2,469,802

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'Lynne Truss has written a perfect comic novel' -Daily Telegraph 'This book will become a perennial comic delight... this Truss must never be stopped' - Sue Limb 'Hilarious... as witty as a knot garden... Lots of good jokes. I loved it' - Valerie Grove, The Timesshow more

About Lynne Truss

Lynne Truss is the author of the international number one bestselling Eats, Shoots and Leaves She has also written three other comic books, Making the Cat Laugh, Tennyson's Gift and Going Loco, which will be published by Profile. She is one of the regular presenters on a Radio 4, most recently of two series, one on punctuation and the other on the alphabet. She is a guest presenter on Pick of the Week and many other programmes. She lives in Brighton.show more

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139 ratings
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4 31% (43)
3 38% (53)
2 14% (20)
1 6% (8)
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