The angel tree by Alex Dingwall-Main

The angel tree by Alex Dingwall-Main lands on the shelves of my shop, where it will be found in my Travel section.

London: Ebury Press, 2003, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Contains: Black & white drawings;

From the cover: Alex Dingwall-Main has come across some very odd garden desires in his time. But none so odd as the Frenchman who asked Alex to find him the oldest olive tree in existence and fetch it to the South of France to take pride of place in his exquisite garden.

This charming, witty and evocative piece of horticultural travel writing takes us from the olive groves of Provence, to the hillsides of Greece, from farms in Spain, to a back yard in Italy. Along the way, our intrepid garden designer meets a tree that is 2,000 years old; a farmer who wont sell his trees unless he can sell the 2,000 acre farm that surrounds it; an olive tree that saved a marriage and a village that believes that a drop of rain touched by the leaves of the ancient Angel Tree will cure anything.

Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Pages very gently age-tanned.

Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 317 pages. Bibliography. 8¼” x 5½”.

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