• "An extraordinary piece of has a freshness, a freakish charm, an irrepressible energy"

    Elizabeth Jane Howard
  • "A gem of a book: rare, simple, innocent and charming"

    Susan Hill
  • "Unusual in the way that the sympathetic female narrator either cheerfully disregarded or, more often than not, gently mocked her husband and family. The book was a wild success and by 1899 it had run through 21 editions."

  • "A witty tale about marrying a richer, older man and finding liberation from a stifling world of elitism through gardening. It was a risky tale for its time, and still feels modern on both love and the garden."

  • "Delightful"

    Evening Standard