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This is an auction for A SENSE OF HUMUS: A BEDSIDE BOOK OF GARDEN HUMOUR, by Diana Anthony.

"The collection of wit and wisdom offered in this volume is a somewhat kaleidoscopic affair; but no matter how the pieces are shaken or dipped into, the vibrant pattern that emerges reflects the humor, the color and vitality of the garden and its maker. We discover, in fact, that gardeners have a finely developed penchant for laughing at themselves and are possessed of a magnificent sense of humus. This pot pourri of evergreen reading is enlivened by Diana Anthony's own sharp wit and acute observations. It will entrance and entertain the perennial gardener in us all. Diana Anthony was born in North Wales. After graduating from Bristol University with a degree in English literature and language and a diploma in education, she pursued a career as a teacher. In 1965 she met her army officer husband and subsequently combined motherhood, teaching and traveling the world with the British Army. Always a thwarted gardener, Diana Anthony made gardens across the face of the globe, leaving them every two years as the family moved on. On her husbands retirement in 1987, the family emigrated to New Zealand. A humorous account of the creation of her large garden wrestled from gorse and raw clay north of Whangarei has been described in her first book Seven Summers at Valley Homestead, which was published in 1994. That garden, which is open to the public, has been listed among the top ten New Zealand gardens."

Paperback 1998.

256 pages.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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