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.
Timothy Gandy has kept his lifetime's ambition secret for 40 years. Now, suddenly (if tragically) released from the henpecked tedium of his ordinary existence, he is unexpectedly free to realize his dreams. He will embark on a grand tour of Europe, following in the footsteps of the aristocrats of the 18th century. He anticipates high art, culture and pleasant weather. He never expects to encounter new friendships - and possibly even love - along the way.
According to their friends, Tom and Pippa Drummond have the perfect existence - an enviable lifestyle, a happy marriage, and a great kid in Tally. A rare summer holiday is planned - an idyllic retreat in the Italian hills. Tom takes time off from running his restaurant, Pippa leaves her herb garden in the charge of a dotty neighbour and Tally takes a break from the two men in her life.
It's not easy being a doctor, especially when your wife has run off in search of excitement and you're given the push from your practice for sticking up for your principles. Christopher Devon tries to make a new life and, after a bit of persuasion from his daughter, to meet a new woman. But how to find one?
"likeable, believable characters"
Britain's favourite gardener and TV presenter Alan Titchmarsh takes us to the scenic highlands of Scotland for his new tale of betrayal, mystery and romance. The author of eight bestselling novels including The Haunting and Folly, Titchmarsh's new multi-generational novel makes the perfect gift this Mother's Day. It seems a perfect afternoon in the Highlands. Standing at the door of the lochside castle that has been his family's home for generations, Charlie Stuart welcomes his guests to the annual summer drinks party.
Alan Titchmarsh is known to millions through the popular BBC TV programmes Ground Force and Gardener's World. Now you can enjoy an amusing, informative, and entertaining evening with the Gardening Broadcaster of the Year. Alan talks about his life and career, tells hilarious behind-the-scenes anecdotes, reads some of his favourite stories and poems, and, of course, gives useful advice about gardening.
In this warm, funny memoir Alan Titchmarsh takes us from gardener's apprentice to favourite TV presenter. When Alan left school at 15, little was expected of him. An 'O' level in art is not the most obvious passport to success, but in the ancient greenhouses of the local nursery Mrs T's little lad found his spiritual home, learning his trade and the strange ways of human nature.
A miscellany from one of the nation's favourite Englishmen of everything an Englishman should know. Like Schott's Miscellany and The Little Book of Patriotism, here is everything to celebrate our Englishness. Read by the author.
How can the mysterious disappearance of Anne Flint in 1816 and the drowning of a young girl in a chalk stream so long ago possibly affect the life of schoolteacher Harry Flint some two centuries later? Having left his job and with a failed marriage behind him, Harry begins to research his ancestors. The deeper he digs, the more he realises that the past is closer than he had ever imagined.
For three generations the family-run auction houses of the Dashwoods and the Kings have been fierce rivals. The grandparents Henry Dashwood and Edward King were once best friends, despite their different backgrounds. Best friends until they fell for the same girl Eleanor Faraday eventually picked Henry but the seeds had been sown for a bitter feud that flourished between the two clans for over six decades.
"Delightful, as usual"
Will Elliott is out of a job. The lighthouse he's been manning on Prince Albert Rock, off the wild Cornish coast, is about to become automated. So Will decides to fulfil his lifelong ambition - to sail round the coastline of Britain. Determined to continue his solitary existence, Will begins his preparations for his epic voyage. But before he has time to so much as paint his hull, he meets Amy Finn - a beautiful artist and fellow loner.
When Alan left school at fifteen little was expected of him. An 'O' level in art is not the most obvious passport to success, but in the ancient greenhouses of the local nursery Mrs T's little lad found his spiritual home, learning his trade and the strange ways of human nature. But
Listen to 75 minutes of laughter, anecdotes, and memories from Britain's favourite television gardener, read by the author! Now collected for the first time on one audiobook, here are the brilliant highlights from Alan Titchmarsh's three best-selling recordings of his memoirs Nobbut a Lad and Trowel and Error and An Evening with Alan Titchmarsh. With his engaging charm and warm humour, Alan recalls his early passion for nature as a schoolboy in 1950s Yorkshire.
Have you heard the story about Alan Titchmarsh in the flower bed with Charlie Dimmock? Or Hinge & Bracket at the Edinburgh Festival? Or Richard Digance on his first date?
When Kit Lavery's father dies, he is forced to return home after a 10-year stint in Australia to sort out his affairs. A well known conservationist and champion of wildlife, Rupert Lavery has left behind a nature reserve in Devon, staffed by two very determined women: Elizabeth Punch and Jess Wetherby, both of whom are committed to keeping his work alive.
As if these two women weren't enough of a match for him, Kit falls under the spell of the stunningly beautiful Jinty O'Hare, niece of the local Master of Foxhounds.
Christopher Devon tries to make a new life and, after a bit of persuasion from his daughter, to meet a new woman. But how to find one? And how to placate a son who thinks you should never have split up in the first place? Dr. Devon is not the only man with woman trouble. Tiger Wilson has been married just a little too comfortably for 30 years, and Gary Flynn is a serial womanizer who refuses to settle down. But soon all three of their lives are turned upside down, and not just by women.
Having a gardener who's also a sex symbol might be a godsend for the TV bosses, but there are plenty of others who are not so happy: Bertie Lightfoot for one, the expert Rob replaced; Guy D'Arcy, another TV rival and insatiable womaniser; and most importantly Rob's fiery girlfriend, Katherine - an investigative journalist on the local paper. As Rob becomes more and more wrapped up in his career, and she is involved in a big story for the paper, the relationship comes under strain.