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Trowel and Error

Alan Titchmarsh

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Autobiography: general, Prose: non-fiction, Gardening

The engaging, witty and insightful memoirs of best-loved gardener and presenter, Alan Titchmarsh.

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.

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Alan Titchmarsh

Alan Titchmarsh is known to millions through the popular BBC TV programmes British Isles: A Natural History, How to be a Gardener, Ground Force and Gardeners' World. He has written more than forty gardening books, three volumes of memoirs and eleven novels, including his 2008 success, Folly.


He was made MBE in the millennium New Year Honours list and holds the Victoria Medal of Honour, the Royal Horticultural Society's highest award. He lives with his wife and a menagerie of animals in Hampshire where he gardens organically.

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