With One Lousy Free Packet of Seed

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'It was nobody's fault, this widely held assumption that Come Into the Garden had long since sought eternal peace in the great magazine rack in the sky. Nevertheless, it required strength of character for those intimately acquainted with the title not to take the comments personally. After all, it was a bit like being dead but not lying down'. Osborne Lonsdale, a down-at-heel journalist mysteriously attractive to women, writes a regular celebrity interview for Come Into the Garden. This week his 'Me and My Shed' column will be based on the charming garden outhouse owned by TV sitcom star Angela Farmer. Unbeknown to Osborne, driving down to Devon to interview Angela in her country retreat, the sleepy magazine has been taken over by the new management. So it happens that Osborne's research trip is interrupted by a trainload of anxious hacks from London - Lillian the fluffy blonde secretary, Michelle the sub-editor who has a secret crush on Osborne, and Trent Carmichael, crime novelist and bestselling author of S is for...Secateurs!

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Lynne Truss is the author of the international number one bestselling Eats, Shoots and Leaves She has also written three other comic books, Making the Cat Laugh, Tennyson's Gift and Going Loco, which will be published by Profile. She is one of the regular presenters on a Radio 4, most recently of two series, one on punctuation and the other on the alphabet. She is a guest presenter on Pick of the Week and many other programmes. She lives in Brighton.

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A slapstick comedy with more twists than a stick of licorice, this first novel by Lynne Truss (EATS, SHOOTS & LEAVES) elevates silliness to a fine art. Sad-sack columnist Osborne Lonsdale travels to Devon to interview an American TV celebrity about her garden shed, but kidnappers, murderers, and lunatics provide a more complicated story. Robert Bathurst keeps up with the wild pace of the plot and gives each of the characters a unique voice and accent. While the lone American succumbs to the British stereotype of imitating John Wayne, the rest of the characters, as well as the narrative passages, create a satisfying caper. R.L.L. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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