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Levneucebnice.cz píše:

From the internationally acclaimed Czech writer Karel Capek comes
this beautifully written and marvelously apt account of the trials
and tribulations of the gardener's life. First published in Prague
in 1929, "The Gardener's Year" combines a richly comic portrait of
life in the garden, narrated month by month, with a series of
delightful illustrations by the author's older brother and
collaborator, Josef. Capek's gardeners--all too human, despite
their lofty aspirations--often look the fool, whether they be found
sopping wet, victims of the cobralike water hose, or hunched over,
hands immersed in the soil, "presenting their rumps to the splendid
azure sky." In their repeated folly, Capek gives us not only cause
for laughter but also, in the end, "testimony of the imperishable
and miraculous optimism of the human race." This Modern Library
edition is published with a new Introduction by Verlyn Klinkenborg,
a "New York Times" editorialist and the author of "Making Hay" and
"The Last Fine Time".

bux.cz píše:

A spellbinding novel about marriage, passion, loss, renewal, and the healing power of love from the number one bestselling author of Songs of Love and War. Married couple, Miranda and David, move out of London into a beautiful country house with an idyllic garden. But reality turns out to be very different from their bucolic dream. Soon the latent unhappiness in the family begins to come to the surface, isolating each family member in a bubble of resentment and loneliness. Then a mysterious Frenchman arrives on their doorstep. With the wisdom of nature, he slowly begins to heal the past and the present. But who is he? When Miranda discovers his secret in the cottage by the garden, the whole family learns that a garden, like love itself, can restore the human spirit, not just season after season, but generation after generation. Wise and winsome, poignant and powerfully moving, The French Gardener combines the savvy of contemporary women's fiction with an old fashioned sensibility steeped in the importance of family and the magical power of love.


Autor : Alison Gopnik, Selected as Book of the Year by the "Financial Times", the pioneering developmental psychologist and philosopher, Alison Gopnik, argues that the familiar 21st century picture of parenting is wrong. '...should be required reading for anyone who is, or is thinking of becoming a parent' "Financial Times"Druh sortimentu : Kniha, The Gardener and the Carpenter, Jazyk : Angličtina, Počet stran : 304

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