When I first got this book, I thought it was going to be a London view of allotments by a middle class member of the chattering classes. The author being a journalist, I wondered if he even had a plot.
Well, what a pleasant surprise I had. It’s a really enjoyable easy read. It’s not a “how to” book or a dry discourse on the benefits of allotments, it’s one of the best descriptions of what makes allotments wonderful that I’ve read. There are some facts, especially regarding the decline in allotments, but they don’t detract from the story.
I really enjoyed it and would recommend it wholeheartedly.
A pleasant read and one to sit back and enjoy with a cuppa whilst taking a break from all that digging and weeding down on the plot.
Available both new and used from Amazon for as little as a penny plus postage.
Amazon Reviews of One Man and His Dig:
“I have had an allotment for a year now and love it. My daughter gave me this book for Xmas. What fun it is. The tales of his fellow allotmenteers, the one liners,the advice that we get from the experienced,how to bodge this and that,battles with the allotment bods, etc. etc. The book is fun from start to finish. But is also full of useful information. A fun and informative read. “
Further Books in this Section
- Allotment Folk by Chris Opperman
- Close to the Veg by Michael Rand
- Growing Space by Lesley Acton
- Of Cabbages and Kings by Caroline Foley
- One Man and His Dig by Valentine Low
- The Allotment Handbook by Sophie Andrews