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The Garden Club

and the Kumquat Campaign

by Des Kennedy

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list price: $18.95
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category: Gardening
published: Dec 2013
ISBN:9781770502055
publisher: Whitecap Books
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In The Garden Club, writer Des Kennedy presents a warm and witty social satire of old-growth proportions. And in the process of unfolding, the humourous story celebrates the redemptive powers of love and trust, and the splendid rhymes of nature.

In this light-hearted first novel Kennedy explores diversity and eccentricity, the pleasures of the natural world, and the thrill of a madcap adventure.
"A beautifully written, funny, hopeful book" —Jane Rule

About the Author

Des Kennedy is an award-winning journalist, broadcaster, author and environmental activist. He is the author of four books of essays, including The Passionate Gardener, a memoir and three novels, including Climbing Patrick's Mountain. Noted as one of the most influential personalities on the Canadian gardening scene, Des writes a regular column for GardenWise magazine and has been a columnist for the Globe and Mail. Des lives on Denman Island, BC.

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Des Kennedy
was born in Liverpool, England in 1945. He immigrated with his family to Toronto in 1955 and moved to British Columbia in 1968. When Des writes about how everyone can live in harmony with nature, he walks the walk. The gardens he and his partner Sandy have created on their acreage have been featured in various books, magazine articles, calendars and television programs. Starting with a stump ranch, Des and Sandy put in their fruit and vegetable garden on Pickles Road in 1972, adding an ornamental garden in 1980, featuring mostly annuals, biennials and wildlings. "In 1988 we rather recklessly expanded the ornamental area," he says, "focusing on old roses, unusual perennials, shrubs and trees and considerable stonework." Also excelling as an award-winning journalist, broadcaster and environmental activist, Des Kennedy has lived for more than 40 years on Denman Island.

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