Plot 29: A Memoir por Allan Jenkins

March 25, 2019

Descargue o lea el libro de Plot 29: A Memoir de Allan Jenkins en formato PDF y EPUB. Aquí puedes descargar cualquier libro en formato PDF o Epub gratis. Use el botón disponible en esta página para descargar o leer libros en línea.

Plot 29: A Memoir por Allan Jenkins

Titulo del libro: Plot 29: A Memoir

Autor: Allan Jenkins

Número de páginas: 272 páginas

Fecha de lanzamiento: March 23, 2017

ISBN: 0008121966

Editor: Fourth Estate

Descargar PDF Leer on-line

‘When I am disturbed, even angry, gardening has been a therapy. When I don't want to talk I turn to Plot 29, or to a wilder piece of land by a northern sea. There, among seeds and trees, my breathing slows; my heart rate too. My anxieties slip away.’

As a young boy in 1960s Plymouth, Allan Jenkins and his brother, Christopher, were rescued from their care home and fostered by an elderly couple. There, the brothers started to grow flowers in their riverside cottage. They found a new life with their new mum and dad.

As Allan grew older, his foster parents were never quite able to provide the family he and his brother needed, but the solace he found in tending a small London allotment echoed the childhood moments when he grew nasturtiums from seed.

Over the course of a year, Allan digs deeper into his past, seeking to learn more about his absent parents. Examining the truths and untruths that he’d been told, he discovers the secrets to why the two boys were in care. What emerges is a vivid portrait of the violence and neglect that lay at the heart of his family.

A beautifully written, haunting memoir, Plot 29 is a mystery story and meditation on nature and nurture. It’s also a celebration of the joy to be found in sharing food and flowers with people you love.

Review

‘Plot 29 is a superbly written testament to the power of earth to nourish and heal. The writing is taut and honed to a sinewy strength, but rich with evocation and delight … I loved it’ Monty Don

‘The sort of book you never forget reading: devastating, haunting and utterly beautiful’ India Knight

‘An absolutely original book. Absolutely brilliant. The best family memoir I’ve read in years’ Bill Buford

‘A thoughtful and beautifully realised meditation on families and all the love, loss, pain, healing and regeneration they can bring in their wake. A remarkable achievement’ William Dalrymple

‘Allan Jenkins blooms. His garden bears fruit. Enter the seasons with him and grow. I love this book’ Lemn Sissay

‘Brave, exquisitely written and utterly compelling’ Nigel Slater

‘A compelling read … Jenkins’ story raises many questions, not least that of whether it’s possible to transcend one’s past. After his own agony, is redemption possible? Read this brilliant book, and weep’ The Herald


Allan Jenkins is editor of Observer Food Monthly. He was previously editor of the Observer Magazine, food and drink editor on the Independent newspaper and once lived in an experimental eco-community on Anglesey, growing organic food on the edge of the Irish sea.

Los más vendidos Libros Atlantes Los nietos de Dios Empuñapiedras (Malaz nº 3) LA PRINCESA DE ÉBOLI: La mujer más enigmática y fascinante del Siglo de Oro (Novela Histórica nº 1) Dario Dead: Volume 1 (Primera Parte) El regreso de la guardia carmesí (Malaz nº 2) Orgullo y Prejuicio La Lanza Ensangrentada Héroes de cajón Empire Day (New England Book 1) (English Edition) Animal Farm and 1984 (English Edition) El Andorrà: D'car mo un pastor d'Almeria es converteix en l'home més ric d'Andorra The Man in the High Castle (English Edition) Espejos: Una historia casi universal (La creación literaria) The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared (English Edition) PACK PROMO Las aventuras del Capitán Riley: Capitán Riley+Tinieblas+Tierra de nadie. EN UN IMPERIO OLVIDADO Siege Perilous (The Mongoliad Series Book 5) (English Edition) Lady Susan The Man in the High Castle (Penguin Modern Classics) PEREGRInoS DEL fin DEL MUNDO Ayer Palomares 66, 6 relatos desclasificados Historia de una flor (Grandes novelas) El evangelio de Barrabás Fuente Ovejuna (Clásicos - Biblioteca Didáctica Anaya) Beasts Beyond The Wall (Brothers Of The Sands Book 1) (English Edition) Tres muertos en una nube River of Teeth Estados Unidos de Banana El mapa del caos (Trilogía victoriana 3) (BEST SELLER) The Silence of the Girls (English Edition) El mapa del cielo (Trilogía victoriana 2) (Bestseller (debolsillo)) La traicion de un duque La Señora de Montesco The Silence Of The Girls Blood of Tyrants (The Temeraire Series, Book 8) (English Edition) Crucible of Gold (The Temeraire Series, Book 7) (English Edition) De la suplantación al expolio: Historia sobre una farsa histórica The Land of Painted Caves (Earth's Children Book 6) (English Edition) El Tesoro de Calatrava: La caída de Colon Die Heilerin: Historischer Roman (German Edition) The Mortal Word (The Invisible Library series Book 5) (English Edition) EL ARCA DE TERUEL Mi brillo azul UN MUNDO SIN THE BEATLES Fuimos canciones (Canciones y recuerdos 1) La Impostora: "El destino nos invita a jugar y nosotros, simplemente aceptamos el juego". Midnight's Children (Vintage Classics) EL ÚLTIMO SERVICIO DEL PRESIDENTE