As you are all gardener’s this new little book will, hopefully, be of great interest to you!
Gardening, in all its forms is very much a representation of life. There are highs/lows, ups/downs, successes/failures, frustrations…and satisfactions. All of it comes with hard work, from digging, planting, sewing etc…and that’s before you consider all of the waiting around for things to happen. Then there is hopefully the inevitable joy at eventually seeing your beautiful flowers, fruit and vegetables which arrive.
It’s not all hard work and patience though, there’s a host of other delights including simply sitting outside in the tranquillity of a warm summer evening and enjoying the garden view in the fading light with a refreshing beverage. Then there is the love of seeing a beautiful rose or, cutting a single flower to present to a loved one.
The Gardener’s Little Book Of Verse explores these areas, taking you through the seasons in a light-hearted way. There’s twenty one verses to enjoy coupled with 10 illustrations which should should certainly raise a smile
At just £3.50, it makes a perfect gift to yourself or the gardener in your life! It’s available online from most of the usual outlets, or directly from the publishers : www.ahstockwell.co.uk. What’s more, fifty per cent of the net profits from this book will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Society
(Registered Charity Number 296645).
The author, Brian Lawless, a Londoner, has retired to Exeter from business but is still active as an
AmDram actor and also as a singer/guitarist who sings for older people concentrating on 1950’s,
1960’s and 1970’s music. Many of his gigs are for Memory Cafes and involve singing for the brain
for those with Alzheimer’s disease.
The Gardener’s Little Book Of Verse is his first book to be accepted for publication by a publisher
although he has previously self-published a couple of efforts. It was written after an inspiration
came to him in lockdown whilst gardening himself!
Brian also has three more ‘Little Books Of Verse’ in the pipeline on other subjects.