Reviews round-up: The Joy of Allotments

One of our hot picks for the Christmas gift season is The Joy of Allotments by Caroline Deput. A beautifully illustrated diary of two years on her allotment in Richmond, London, this is a must-read for all gardeners and the perfect gift for your green-fingered loved one.

Published at the start of this month, the reviews are now flooding in, with so many people loving Caroline Deput’s colourful illustrations and her humorous tale of two years on her allotment.

“Caroline Deput’s illustrated diary takes the reader through two years of life on her allotment, Plot 19. She shares her joy in growing her own food in a humorous, quirky way.” – Garden News

“A charming pictorial tale of life on Caroline Deput’s allotment in colour drawings… Inventive and humorous… Life is depicted in a much more realistic way than most allotment manuals manage using photographs.” – Veg Plotting blog

“You can never have too many gardening books… when ‘The Joy of Allotments’ arrived… I was delighted to welcome it to my collection. Its light-hearted tone makes it a refreshing read… Caroline is a talented illustrator and there are witty, colourful doodles and sketches on every page.” – Allotment Mum blog

“Every page brings joyful discoveries of Caroline’s allotment… all handwritten alongside her exquisite drawings.” – Dobies of Devon

On Amazon it is also proving a hit, with 7 reviews, all of which are rated five stars. Read all the Amazon five-star reviews here.

Joy of Allotments - September

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