The Magic Apple Tree: A Country Year by Susan Hill
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
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I loved this book. Fantastic. I loved the long thoughts on food, creatures, gardens, people season by season. I loved the lyrical language that stayed down to earth. This book almost made me want to garden ... until I remembered that I don't like bugs, dirt, or being outside. I love the idea, though and we do hope to keep a small garden this summer.
I want to know the people she describes better. I want to know the Hon. Claire and Mr. Baker the gardener. I want to see more of Hill's husband and daughter. I'd like to see pictures of Moon Cottage and the town to see if it matches my imagination.
I saw some reviews that compared this with The Pilgrim at Tinker Creek which I struggled through last summer. In my opinion, this is what I wish Pilgrim had been. Beautiful language, living a life, approachable and painting wonderful word pictures ... on a clearly defined subject.
In many ways I wish I hadn't read this as quickly as I did, but it was hard to stop when I got started.
I hope to post some quotes in my Wordy Wednesday post tomorrow.
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