My Roots: A Decade in the Garden - Monty DonHodder & Stoughton, 2005, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Near Fine - in Near Fine DJ.
I first heard that the Observer was looking for a new 'Gardening Editor' from a friend who worked in newspapers. I had written a couple of pieces for the paper over the previous few years, and she said that I should apply - so, emboldened, I did. I was asked to supply a couple of columns as a kind of literary audition. None that I have written since has been so agonised over, but a few months later I received a call from the editor to say that the job was mine. The job itself was - and remains - completely life-changing. 324pp. Index. Size: 8vo Large Post (8¼" x 5")