Trowel and Error. Alan Titchmarsh.

By Alan Titchmarsh

Printed: 2002

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton. London

Edition: First edition

Dimensions 17 × 24 × 4 cm

Language: English

Size (cminches): 17 x 24 x 4

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In the original dustsheet. Black cloth binding with silver title on the spine.

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Alan Titchmarsh has had a passion for gardening for as long as he can remember. Aged 8, he announced to friends that he was going to be the next Percy Thrower, although he thought it was no more than a dream. With the magic touch of a best-selling writer, Alan tells his own story from Ilkley Moor to Pebble Mill and to the final realising of his dream of becoming TV’s favourite gardener. Along the way, the cast of characters includes everyone from Auntie Ethel to Nelson Mandela and the Queen.

With great charm, humour and passion, this is probably the best story Alan Titchmarsh has ever told.

Review: My husband and I enjoyed reading Alan Titchmarsh’s autobiography to each other. Titchmarsh is a TV gardening guru, and we all know how the Brits love their gardens. Being Americans, we had no idea who he was, but found the picture on the cover intriguing. Being gardeners ourselves, and we happen to have a lot of British friends, it looked as though it would be a nice thing to read to each other during meal preparation or clean-up. Again, we had no idea who he was, and have never seen his show. But, we found his book absolutely delightful! He is a regular guy whose hobby turned into something wonderful. A family man: happily married, and the children are top priority. And, he is such a naturally humble human being that no one seems more surprised by his success and popularity than he, himself. We found ourselves giggling and guffawing at the real-life silliness and genuinely surprising rewards he has experienced just because he loves what he does and is decidedly himself.



Alan Fred Titchmarsh MBE DL VMH HonFSE (born 2 May 1949) is an English gardener and broadcaster. After working as a professional gardener and a gardening journalist, he became a writer, and a radio and television presenter.

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