A Little Light Reading…..!

These are the two new additions to my garden library.

The first was a Christmas present which promises to be interesting bedtime reading – the gardening memoirs of Penelope Lively. I must confess that I know nothing about this writer, but the write up sounds good, covering not only the gardens she has personally experienced, from Cairo to Somerset, but also gardens in literature.

The second was my purchase. I feel the need to brush up on my Latin. May not be everyone’s cup of tea, granted, but Latin nomenclature is so descriptive, that I find it fascinating and informative. Not so much bedtime reading, though, I’m sure!

And my garden library?


8 thoughts on “A Little Light Reading…..!

  1. thelonggardenpath Post author

    Hope you enjoy it! As for the Latin book, it’s definitely not a bedtime read, but a worthy reference book. Somehow, there’s something about reference books that beat Google hands down!

  2. Cathy

    I had the Penelope Lively book for my (December) birthday and have just begun it – I love the cover, which is so tactile! I also have the Latin book, which I dip into, often just out of curiosity – and am always surprised how much I can remember after all those intervening years since I last learned any Latin

    1. thelonggardenpath Post author

      It seems I’ve been gifted a current favourite! Well done, Mum! The Latin book will be more for reference, I agree. Really, a lot of Latin is common sense and not difficult as it’s part of our modern English language. My Latin education was minimal (and a long time ago!) and probably derived mostly from garden reading over the years.


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