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March 30th, 2012
It’s Summersdale Free Sample Friday. For this week only you’ll be able to read and download a free sample of the fantastic Minding My Peas and Cucumbers by Kay Sexton.
When Kay Sexton becomes the proud holder of an allotment, she hopes it will be her first foray towards self-sufficiency for her family. Instead, she finds herself in a strange and hostile world of hosepipe standoffs and arcane rules and regulations.
She finds her mud-caked wellingtoned feet and successfully navigates her way through allotment-keeping, battling biblical-scale pest invasions, learning the dark arts of the competitive vegetable grower and practising ninja-like disappearing acts to avoid yet another free cucumber from a neighbouring gardener.
Witty, well-observed and with mouth watering recipes, this book is for anyone who dreams of a slice of the good life.
‘I’ve dreamed of having an allotment, on and off, for the last 40 years, but the “too busy” excuse has always prevailed. If Kay Sexton’s witty, practical and perceptive “Tales” are the closest I’ll ever get to fulfilling my allotment dream, then it won’t have been all bad’
Download and enjoy!