Digging up Paradise

May 16th, 2014 § 0 comments

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Digging up Paradise: Potatoes, People and Poetry in the Garden of England, Sarah Salway’s fabulous blend of poetry, prose and gardens is due to be published on 2 June 2014.


In Digging up Paradise, Sarah Salway takes us on a tour of the Garden of England, from mermaids’ palaces in Margate Shell Grotto to garden pianos at Finchcocks. By way of journal entries, letters, poems and photographs, Salway charts the gardens’ physical selves, the sensations they conjure, the memories they stir up and glimpses of history. A reminder that sometimes all we need is to relearn how to look at a garden.

The book will be launched with – what else? – a garden party on 11th June 2014, 6.30-8.30 pm at Gardener and Cook, 38 The Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 5TN. Gardener and Cook are offering a 10% discount throughout the store at this event. 

Cultured Llama be donating £4 per book sold at the launch to a new charity, Spotlight YOPD, which is working to highlight  Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease. 

There will be a number of other opportunities to hear Sarah read from the book. Find out more about Sarah Salway and her love of gardens at Writer in the Garden.

You can pre-order this beautiful book for £12 plus p&p by clicking on Digging up Paradise: Potatoes, People and Poetry in the Garden of England. We guarantee to send it to you with Llama love and in packaging hand-stamped by the Cultured Llama.

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